What splendid rays of truth and grace

What splendid rays of truth and grace

Author: Christian Gregor
Tune: INGHAM (Antes)
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 What splendid rays of truth and grace,
all other light excelling!
This I know when he in love
makes my heart his dwelling!

2 He blesses me so sensibly
that, though I’m poor and lowly,
yet in him I can rejoice
as my Savior holy.

3 Had I the grace to seek His face
in any trying hour!
Help from none will he withhold
who implores his power.

4 Therefore I pray, while here I stay
and look to him with yearning:
fixed in him may I abide,
kept from ever turning.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #596

Author: Christian Gregor

Gregor, Christian, son of Georg Gregor, a peasant living in the Silesian village of Dirsdorf, near Peilau, was born at Dirsdorf, Jan. 1, 1723. In 1742 he went to Herrnhut, where he was at first employed in tuition. He became leader of the music in the [Moravian] Brethren's congregation at Herrnhaag, in 1748, and in 1749 at Zeist; but in 1753 he returned to Herrnhut as cashier of the Brethren's Board of Direction. He was, in 1756, ordained diaconus, in 1767 presbyter, and in 1789 bishop of the Brethren's Church. On Nov. 6,1801, he attended a meeting, held at Herrnhut, of the Board of Direction of which he had been a member from 1764. Just as he entered his house at Berthelsdorf, near Herrnhut, he was struck with paralysis, and died that same… Go to person page >

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First Line: What splendid rays of truth and grace
Author: Christian Gregor
Copyright: Public Domain



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Moravian Book of Worship #596

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