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Lord Jesus, for our call of grace

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Lord Jesus, for our call of grace,
to praise your name in fellowship
we humbly meet before your face
and in your presence love-feast keep.

Shed in our hearts your love abroad,
your Spirit's blessing now impart;
grant we may all, O Lamb of God,
in you be truly one in heart.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #437

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

Zinzendorf, Count Nicolaus Ludwig, the founder of the religious community of Herrnhut and the apostle of the United Brethren, was born at Dresden May 26, 1700. It is not often that noble blood and worldly wealth are allied with true piety and missionary zeal. Such, however, was the case with Count Zinzendorf. Spener, the father of Pietism, was his godfather; and Franke, the founder of the famous Orphan House, in Halle, was for several years his tutor. In 1731 Zinzendorf resigned all public duties and devoted himself to missionary work. He traveled extensively on the Continent, in Great Britain, and in America, preaching "Christ, and him crucified," and organizing societies of Moravian brethren. John Wesley is said to have been under obligat… Go to person page >

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