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Jesus, thy light again I view

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1 Jesus, Thy light again I view,
Again Thy mercy’s beams I see,
And all within me wakes anew
To share the joy of life in Thee;
Again my thoughts to Thee aspire
In fervent flames of strong desire.

2 But O what offering shall I give
To Thee, the Lord of earth and skies?
My soul and body now receive,
A holy, living sacrifice;
Small as it is, ‘tis all my store,
More shouldst Thou have if I had more.

3 Send down Thy likeness from above,
And let this my adorning be;
Clothe me with wisdom, patience, love,
With lowliness and purity,
Than gold and pearls more precious far,
And brighter than the morning star.

4 Lord, arm me with Thy Spirit’s might,
Since I am called by Thy great Name,
In Thee my wandering thoughts unite,
Of all my works be Thou the aim;
Thy love attend me all my days,
And my sole business be Thy praise.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #344

Author: Joachim Lange

Lange, Joachim, D.D., son of Mauritius Lange, senior councillor at Gardelegen in the Altmark, was born at Gardelegen, Oct. 26, 1670. He entered the University of Leipzig in the autumn of 1689, where he shared rooms with A. H. Francke; and in 1690 followed Francke to Erfurt, and in 1692 to Halle. By the recommendation of J. O. Schade he was appointed, in 1693, tutor to the only son of F. R. L. von Canitz, at Berlin. Subsequently he became, in 1696, rector of the school at Coslin in Pomerania; in 1698 rector of the Friedrichswerder Gymnasium at Berlin, and in 1699 pastor of the Friedrichstadt church; and in 1709, professor of theology at Halle (D.D. 1717), where he d. May 7,1744 (Koch, iv. 343; Allg. Deutsche Biographie, xvii. 634, &c). In hi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, thy light again I view
Author: Joachim Lange
Copyright: Public Domain

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EISENACH (Gesius)

MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d356

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #459

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