So lange Jesus bleibt der Herr

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1 So lange Jesus bleibt der Herr,
Wird’s alle Tage herrlicher.
So war’s, so ist’s, so wird es sein
Bei seiner gläubigen Gemein.

2 Es bleibt bei dem bekannten Wort
Von Zeit zu Zeit, von Ort zu Ort;
Christi Blut und Gerechtigkeit
Bleibt der Gemeine Schmuck und Kleid.

3 Das Psalmenlied am krystallnen Meer,
Das Losungswort vom kleinen Heer
Ist: "Eines hat uns durchgebracht,
Lamm Gottes, dass du warst geschlacht."

4 Du bist und bleibest unser Herr,
Der Leitstern deiner Wanderer,
Der Deinen teures Oberhaupt,
Dem keiner Feinde Macht sie raubt.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13553

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: So lange Jesus bleibt der Herr
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain

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