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Ye who called, ye who called to Christ's service are

Ye who called, ye who called to Christ's service are

Author: Ludolf Ernst Schlicht; Author: John Gambold
Tune: SERVICE (Hille)
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Ye who called, ye who called
to Christ’s service are,
join together, join together,
both in work and prayer;
venture all on him, our Lord,
who assures us in his word,
we are always, we are always
objects of his care.

2 Showers of blessing, showers of blessing
from the Lord proceed,
strength supplying, strength supplying
in the time of need;
for no servant of our King
ever lacked for anything.
He will never, he will never
break the bruised reed.

3 Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy
on each land and place,
where your servants, where your servants
preach the word of grace;
life and pow'r on them bestow,
them with needful strength endow,
that with boldness, that with boldness
they may you confess.

4 May we faithful, may we faithful
in our service be,
truly careful, truly careful
in our ministry;
keep us to your church fast bound,
in the faith preserve us sound,
often weeping, often weeping
grateful tears of joy.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #636

Author: Ludolf Ernst Schlicht

(no biographical information available about Ludolf Ernst Schlicht.) Go to person page >

Author: John Gambold

Gambold, John, M.A., was b. April 10, 1711, at Puncheston, Pembrokeshire, where his father was vicar. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1730, M.A. in 1734. Taking Holy Orders, he became, about 1739, Vicar of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, but resigned his living in Oct. 1742, and joined the United Brethren [Moravians], by whom lie was chosen one of their bishops in 1754. He d. at Haverfordwest, Sept. 13, 1771. He published an edition of the Greek Testament; Maxims and Theological Ideas; Sermons, and a dramatic poem called Ignatius. About 26 translations and 18 original hymns in the Moravian Hymn Books are assigned to him. One or two of his hymns, which were published by the Wesleys, have been claimed for them, bu… Go to person page >



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