Oh, My Lord Jesus

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1 Oh, my Lord Jesus, if I did not have You,
Or if Your blood did not for sinners speak,
Where would my soul, least, and last, and lost,
Peace and forgiveness seek?

2 Where would my tears and sorrow find relief?
What other heart like Yours so full of love?
You are my confidence, You and You alone,
None other reigns above.

3 Had You not loved me first, before creation,
My stubborn heart would not have sought Your grace;
You searched me out, and in Your mercy took me
Into Your fond embrace.

4 Now, from the bottom of my soul I thank You,
For the eternal plan to give me rest,
Fellowship, life forever through the cross;
Your child is truly blessed.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11226

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 >

Paraphraser: Bradley McKenzie

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Versifier: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oh, my Lord Jesus, if I did not have You
Title: Oh, My Lord Jesus
German Title: Ach, Mein Herr Jesu, Wenn Ich Dich Nicht Hätte
Author: Christian Gregor
Paraphraser: Bradley McKenzie (2017)
Versifier: Richard W. Adams (2017)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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