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Lord, thou source of all perfection

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1 Lord! Thou source of all perfection,
Fountain of eternal love,
Fill the famished soul that thirsteth
For the waters from above.
From all evil passions purge me,
In the path of justice urge me,
Teach my heart to love but Thee,
Thou whoever lovest me.

2 Lord, in Thee I have my being,
All I am to Thee I owe,
Ev'ry heav'nward aspiration,
Ev'ry thought from Thee doth flow;
Of Thy goodness and Thy power
Blessings daily on us shower;
Fount of heav'nly Love Thou art,
Spring Thou up within my heart.

3 Blessed stream of our atonement
From the cross of Christ that flowed,
Fellowship with Him in glory,
Hope of all eternal good,
On my path His light and leading,
And His grace, all grace exceeding,--
All the blessings from above
Prompt me to return Thy love.

4 Grant, O God, the power to love Thee
Here in truth and holiness,
Till my love be full and perfect
In the realms of heavenly bliss,
When, translated into glory,
With Thy countenance shining o'er me,
I shall drink with saints above
From the well-spring of Thy love.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #190

Author: Balthasar Muenter (Münter)

Münter (Muenter), Balthasar , born of Lorenz Münter, merchant in Lübeck, was born at Lübeck, March 24, 1735. He entered the University of Jena as a student of theology in 1754, graduated M.A. in 1757, and thereafter became lecturer and adjunct of the philosophical faculty. In 1760, Duke Friedrich III., of Gotha, appointed him assistant court preacher, and preacher at the Orphanage in Gotha, and then, in 1763, Superintendent at Tonna (Gräfen-Tonna) near Gotha. In 1765 he became first preacher at the German Church of St. Peter in Copen¬hagen, receiving, in 1767, the degree of d.d. from the University. He died at Copenhagen, Oct. 5, 1793 (Koch vi. 348; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie xxiii. 33, &c). Münter was a very popular and influe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, thou source of all perfection
Author: Balthasar Muenter (Münter)
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d89

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #190


The Hymnal and Order of Service #190

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d324

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