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We pray thee, wounded Lamb of God

Translator: John Wesley

John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >

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. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: We pray thee, wounded Lamb of God
Translator: John Wesley
Author: Nicolaus Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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A Hymn and Prayer-Book #113

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A Selection of Hymns #146

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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #474

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #510

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Hymns of Worship #460

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #404

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1198

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1060

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1060

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1060

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Songs of the Church #622

The Book of Praise #d853

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The Liturgy and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum #330

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