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.
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. 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 obligation to Zinzendorf for some ideas on singing, organization of classes, and Church government. Zinzendorf was the author of some two thousand hymn… Go to person page >
Display Title: We Hail Thee, Lord, Thy Church's RockFirst Line: We hail Thee, Lord, Thy Church's RockTune Title: O GUD! DITT RIKE INGEN SERAuthor: Nicolaus Ludwig ZinzendorfMeter: 8 7, 8 7. D.Date: 1926Subject: Church Year | Minor Festivals; Church, and her Head | ; Names and Office of Christ | Head; Names and Office of Christ | Lord; Names and Office of Christ | Rock; Names and Office of Christ | Savior; Names and Office of Christ | Shepherd; Reformation Day | ; Second Sunday after Easter | ; Trinity, Eighth Sunday |
Display Title: We hail Thee, Lord, Thy Church's rockFirst Line: We hail Thee, Lord, Thy Church's rockTune Title: [We hail Thee, Lord, Thy Church's rock]Author: N. L. von ZinzendorfMeter: 8, 7. 8L.Date: 1913Subject: Church of Christ | ; Jesus Christ | Our Shepherd; Various Occasions | Reformation Day; Various Occassions | Reformation Day