To you our vows with sweet accord,
head of your church, we pay;
we and our house will serve you, Lord;
your word we will obey.
Grant us and all our children grace
in word and deed your name to praise,
and in each family, your will
and purpose to fulfill.
Foster, Frederick William, second son. of William Foster, was born at Bradford, Aug. 1, 1760, and educated at Fulneck, near Leeds, and at Barby in Prussian Saxony. Entering the Moravian Ministry he held several appointments until 1818, when he was consecrated a Bishop of the Moravian Church. He died at Ockbrook, near Derby, April 12, 1835. He compiled the Moravian Hymn Book of 1801, the Supplement of 1808, and the revised edition of 1826. His translations from the German, and his original hymns appeared in that collection. Two of his original hymns are in the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873; (1) "Lord, Who didst sanctify" 1808 (Holiness desired); and (2) "With thanks before the Lord appear," 1826 (Praise of the Saviour). [George Arthur… Go to person page >
Display Title: To You Our Vows with Sweet AccordFirst Line: To you our vows with sweet accordTune Title: WORSHIPAuthor: Frederick William FosterMeter: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. IambicScripture: Joshua 24:15-16; Acts 2:39-47Date: 1995Subject: Fellowship and Family Life | ; Covenant | ; Family Life | ; Moravian festivals--November 19 |