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O church of Jesus, now draw near

O church of Jesus, now draw near

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Published in 8 hymnals

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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First Line: O church of Jesus, now draw near
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d492

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A Hymn and Prayer-Book #136

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Hymns Arranged for the Communion Service of the Church of the United Brethren #12b

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #635

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