The Lord bless and keep you in his favor
as his chosen, cherished heir;
the Lord make his face shine on you ever
and enfold you in his care.
The Lord lift his countenance upon you,
may wher-e'er you go his Spirit lead you,
and his peace on you bestow;
Amen, Amen, be it so.
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 >
Display Title: The Lord Bless and Keep YouFirst Line: The Lord bless and keep you in his favorTune Title: COVENANTAuthor: Christian Gregor; Benjamin Latrobe, 1725-1786Meter: 10.7.10.7.10.10.7.7. TrochaicScripture: Numbers 6:22-27Date: 1995Subject: Special Occasions | ; Blessing | ; Service music--Benedictions |