Lord Jesus, ‘mid your flock appear;
your ransomed congregation bless;
we meet to close another year;
accept the thanks our hearts express.
We are not able to record
the countless favors we have known;
they show that we, most gracious Lord,
‘mid all our sins remain your own.
Swertner, John, b. Sept. 12, 1746, at Haarlem, in Holland, Moravian minister at various places in England and Ireland; d. at Bristol, March 11, 1813.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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