We hail thee, Lord, thy church's Rock

We hail thee, Lord, thy church's Rock

Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 We hail Thee, Lord, Thy Church's Rock,
With joyful acclamation!
Thou guardian Shepherd of Thy flock,
Come, feed Thy congregation.
We own the doctrine of Thy cross
To be our sole foundation:
Accept from ev'ry one of us
The deepest adoration.

2 O Thou, who always dost abide
Thy Church's Head and Saviour,
Be still Thy servants' constant guide,
Direct our whole behavior.
Thy statutes to Thy Church declare,
Still watch o'er its salvation:
Each member make Thy special care
And aid him in his station.

3 Jesus, the Church's Head and Lord,
Who as a shepherd leadest,
And with Thy sacrament and Word
Thy people richly feedest:
For mercies in such countless throng
We bow our hearts before Thee,
And hope we shall in heaven ere long
More worthily adore Thee.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #213

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: We hail thee, Lord, thy church's Rock
German Title: Willkommen unter Deiner Schaar
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D. Iambic
Source: Moravian, Tr. 1789
Language: English

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #272Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #272TextPage Scan
Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d173
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #268Page Scan
School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #172Page Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #213TextPage Scan
The Hymnal and Order of Service #213Text
The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d626
The Lutheran Hymnary #525TextPage Scan



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