Whene'er we contemplate the grace

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1 Whene'er we contemplate the grace,
The love and condescension
Of Christ to our apostate race,
Which pass all comprehension,
Low at His feet we bend;
Own Him the sinner's friend;
Determined naught to know beside
Christ Jesus, and Him crucified.

2 How pleasant is our lot, how good
And blest beyond expression;
For, having cleansed us by This blood,
He bears us with compassion,
Applies his healing power
To us, each day and hour;
Yea, we in Him redemption have,
In death itself and in the grave.

3 And this our joyful theme shall be
When, called to see our Savior,
We join the glorious company
Around His throne forever;
Then we in highest strain
Shall praise the Lamb once slain,
Who hath redeemed us by His blood,
And made us kings and priests to God.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #344

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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Author: Christian Gregor

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