Lord Christ, reveal Thy holy face

Representative Text

1 Lord Christ reveal thy holy Face,
And send the spirit of thy Grace
To fill our Hearts with fervent Zeal,
To learn thy Truth, and do thy Will.

2 Lord lead us in thy holy Ways,
And teach our Lips to tell thy Praise;
Increase our Faith, and raise the same
To taste the Sweetness of thy Name.

3 Till we with Angels join to sing
Eternal Praise to thee, our King;
Till we behold thy Face most bright
In Joy and everlasting Light.

4 To God the Father, and the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Be Honour, Praise and Glory giv'n
By all on Earth and all in Heav'n.

Source: The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CLX

Author: Wilhelm II, Duke of Saxe-Weinar

Wilhelm (II. or IV.), Duke of Sachse-Weimar, son of Duke Johann of Sachse-Weimar, was born in the castle of Altenburg, April 11, 1598. He studied for some time at the University of Jena, devoting himself especially to music and mathematics. On the outbreak of the Thirty Years War he espoused the cause of Friedrich V. of the Palatinate. At the battle of the Weisse Berg, near Prague, he was severely wounded, and at the battle fought near Stadtlohn, in Westphalia (Aug., 1623), he was at first left for dead, and then taken prisoner by Tilly. In 1625 the Emperor allowed him to go free, and he assumed the government of Weimar. When Gustavus Adolphus came to Germany (1630), Wilhelm did not join him till after the battle of Breitenfeld (Sept., 1631… Go to person page >

Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi

Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :— (1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Christ, reveal Thy holy face
German Title: Herr Jesu Christ dich zu uns wned
Author: Wilhelm II, Duke of Saxe-Weinar
Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Language: English

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