Make my calling and election

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1 Make my calling and election,
Jesus, ev'ry day more sure;
keep me under your direction,
till I, through almighty pow'r,
unto endless glory raised
in your mansions shall be placed,
when in you I end my race,
weeping shall forever cease.

2 Amen, yea, my lasting praises,
Jesus, unto you are giv'n,
that a place by you prepared
is for me secured in heav'n;
blessed my case, O truly blessed,
when to heav'nly glory raised,
I from pain and sorrow free
in your presence safe shall be.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #808

Author: Christian Gregor

Gregor, Christian, son of Georg Gregor, a peasant living in the Silesian village of Dirsdorf, near Peilau, was born at Dirsdorf, Jan. 1, 1723. In 1742 he went to Herrnhut, where he was at first employed in tuition. He became leader of the music in the [Moravian] Brethren's congregation at Herrnhaag, in 1748, and in 1749 at Zeist; but in 1753 he returned to Herrnhut as cashier of the Brethren's Board of Direction. He was, in 1756, ordained diaconus, in 1767 presbyter, and in 1789 bishop of the Brethren's Church. On Nov. 6,1801, he attended a meeting, held at Herrnhut, of the Board of Direction of which he had been a member from 1764. Just as he entered his house at Berthelsdorf, near Herrnhut, he was struck with paralysis, and died that same… Go to person page >

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First Line: Make my calling and election
Author: Christian Gregor
Copyright: Public Domain


[Jesu, meines Lebens Leben] (11756)

The composer of the tune is unknown; it was first published in Das grosse Cantional: oder Kirchen-Gesangbuch (Darmstadt, 1687) to the text "Alle Menschen mussen sterben" by J. G. Albinus; some Baroque organ works are associated with that text. The tune became associated with Homburg's text since the…

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