My portion is the Lord

My portion is the Lord

Author: Christian Gregor
Tune: GREGOR
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 My portion is the Lord;
I seek His favor
And in His Name and Word
Confide for ever;
The world can never give
So rich a treasure
As in His love to live
And do His pleasure.

2 He gives me for my tears
His oil of gladness;
Delivers, heals, and cheers,
Dispels my sadness;
He makes sin’s power to cease,
His grace restrains me,
And with His word of peace
He still sustains me.

3 Therefore I’ll humbly cleave
To my Creator,
Who, that my soul might live,
Assumed my nature,
Redeemed me by His blood
And bitter passion;
Thanks to the Lamb of God
For my salvation.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #329

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: My portion is the Lord
Author: Christian Gregor
Copyright: Public Domain

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #470

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