During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

The word of God which ne'er shall cease

The word of God which ne'er shall cease

Author: Petrus Herbert
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The word of God, which ne’er shall cease,
proclaims free pardon, grace, and peace,
salvation shows in Christ alone,
the perfect will of God makes known.

2 This holy Word exposes sin,
convinces us that we’re unclean,
points out the wretched, ruined state
of human-kind, both small and great.

3 It then reveals God’s boundless grace,
which justifies our sinful race,
and gives eternal life to all
who will accept the gospel call.

4 It gently heals the broken heart
and heav'nly riches does impart,
reveals redemption’s wondrous call
through Christ’s atoning death for all.

5 O God, in whom our trust we place,
we thank you for your word of grace;
help us its precepts to obey
till we shall live in endless day.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #509

Author: Petrus Herbert

Herbert, Petrus, seems to have been a native of or resident at Fulnek in Moravia. He was ordained priest of the Brethren's Unity in 1562, became a member of the Select Council in 1567, and was latterly Consenior of the Unity. By the Unity he was entrusted with many important missions. He was sent as a deputy to confer with Calvin: and again in 1562 to arrange with Duke Christoph of Württemberg for the education at Tübingen of young men from the Bohemian Brethren. He was also one of the deputies sent to Vienna to present the revised form of the Brethren's Confession of Faith to the Emperor Maximilian II. in 1564, and in 1566 to present their new German Hymn Book. He died at Eibenschütz in 1571 (Koch, ii. 414, Allgemeine Deutsche Biographi… Go to person page >

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
Text

Moravian Book of Worship #509

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.