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O Jesus, my Lord, forever adored

O Jesus, my Lord, forever adored

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

Audio files: MIDI

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1 O Jesus, my Lord,
forever adored,
my portion, my all,
at your holy feet humbly
pleading I fall.

2 As sure as I prove
your mercy and love,
as life you did gain
for me, and my comfort
dost ever remain,

3 so may I prove true,
devoted to you,
and cheerfully stand,
prepared to comply with
your ev'ry command.

4 Keep me through your pow'r
so minded each hour
that I naught beside
may know but you only,
the Lord crucified.

5 Make me your abode,
a temple of God,
a vessel of grace,
prepared for your service
and formed to your praise.

6 The cov'nant is made
with you as my Head.
Lord, grant my request,
to love and to serve you
till with you I rest.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #608

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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