O Spirit of grace, thy kindness we trace

O Spirit of grace, thy kindness we trace

Translator: Philip Henry Molther; Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Tune: NEANDER
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1 O Spirit of grace,
Thy kindness we trace
In showing to us
That life and salvation proceed from Christ’s Cross.

2 In darkness we strayed
Until we were led
By Thee to believe
That Jesus, our Savior, will sinners receive.

3 Grant us to obey
Thy teaching, we pray,
O Spirit of love,
And thankful to Thee for Thy mercies to prove.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #227

Translator: Philip Henry Molther

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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 Spirit of grace, thy kindness we trace
Translator: Philip Henry Molther
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren. Rev. ed. #d558

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