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. 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 obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >
Translator: John Wesley
John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Thou, to Whose All-Searching SightFirst Line: O Thou, to whose all searching sightTune Title: ROCKINGHAM (MASON)Author: Nicholaus von ZinzendorfScripture: Psalm 139:12Date: 1986Subject: Christian Life | ; Confession | ; Devotion | ; Encouragement | ; Faith and Trust | ; Loyalty |
Display Title: O Thou to Whose All Searching SightFirst Line: O Thou to whose all searching sightTune Title: BERAAuthor: John Wesley; Nikolaus L. von ZinzendorfMeter: LMSource: Translation in Psalms and Hymns (London: 1738), alt.
Display Title: O thou to whose all-searching sightFirst Line: O thou to whose all-searching sightAuthor: John Wesley (1703-91); Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-60)Date: 1986Subject: The life of holiness | Challenge