With your presence, Lord, our Head and Savior,
bless us all, we humbly pray;
our dear heavenly Father’s love and favor
be our comfort every day.
May God's Spirit now in each proceeding
favor us with his most gracious leading;
thus shall we be truly blessed
both in labor and in rest.
[By the substitution of pronouns ("him", "her", "them"),
this stanza can be used for any occasion.]
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 >
Translator: John Swertner
Swertner, John, b. Sept. 12, 1746, at Haarlem, in Holland, Moravian minister at various places in England and Ireland; d. at Bristol, March 11, 1813.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Display Title: With Your Presence, LordFirst Line: With your presence, Lord, our Head and SaviorTune Title: COVENANTAuthor: Christian Gregor; John SwertnerMeter: 10.7.10.7.10.10.7.7. TrochaicScripture: 2 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11Date: 1995Subject: Special Occasions | ; Blessing | ; Christ--Presence of | ; Comfort | ; Holy Spirit--Presence of | ; Moravian festivals--November 21 |