O Might the Sorrowing Face of Jesus

Author: Christian Ludwig Braun, 1746-1777

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Author: Christian Gregor, 1723-1801

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 >

Author: Johann Jacob Bossert, 1721-1789

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Translator: Joseph Overholt

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Text Information

First Line: O might the sorr'wing face of Jesus
Title: O Might the Sorrowing Face of Jesus
German Title: O drückten Jesu Todesmienen
Author: Christian Ludwig Braun, 1746-1777
Author: Christian Gregor, 1723-1801
Author: Johann Jacob Bossert, 1721-1789
Translator: Joseph Overholt (1968)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 with refrain
Language: English
Copyright: Paraphrase copyright by Joseph Overholt.

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #534

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