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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 >



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Moravian Book of Worship #509

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