O there's a sight that rends my heart

O there's a sight that rends my heart

Author: Christian Gregor
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1 O there’s a sight that rends my heart,
Nor can it from my mind depart,
How Thou on Olivet didst languish;
O Lord, for Thy soul’s agony,
When wrestling there with death for me,
Make me a trophy of Thine anguish.

2 O what an act of majesty!
O what an hallowed hour of blessing!
Here soul and body are supplied,
And we show forth that Jesus died,
When in this feast our Lord confessing.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #122

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 >

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First Line: O there's a sight that rends my heart
Author: Christian Gregor