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Rich grace, free grace most sweetly calls

Author: Esther Grünbeck; Translator: Charles Kinchin
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Rich grace, free grace most sweetly calls
Directly come who will;
Just as your are, for CHRIST receives
Poor helpless sinner still.

2 'Tis grace each day that feeds our souls;
grace keeps us inly poor;
And, O! that nothing else but grace
May rule for evermore.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXI

Author: Esther Grünbeck

Grünbeck, Esther, née Magdalene Augusta Naveroffsky, was born at Gotha, Oct. 21, 1717, of a Polish-Jewish family who had become Christians. In 1734 she married Michael Grünbeck, a sculptor in Gotha, and in 1738 with him became a Moravian; entering the Widows' Choir after his death in 1742. Marrying in 1746 David Kirchhof, a baptized Jew, she engaged with him for some time in mission work among the Jews in Prussia and Poland. After his death she became leader of the Widows' Choir at Zeist, near Utrecht, and died there Oct. 13, 1796. In the Historische Nachricht to the Brüder Gesang-Buch,1778 (ed. 1851, p. 205), 8 hymns and part of a ninth in that collection are ascribed to her. Those in English use outside the Moravian hymn-books are:… Go to person page >

Translator: Charles Kinchin

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Text Information

First Line: Rich grace, free grace most sweetly calls
Title: Grace
German Title: Gnade ist ein schönes wort
Author: Esther Grünbeck
Translator: Charles Kinchin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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