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A Prayer for Purity

O Thou, to whose all-searching sight The darkness shineth as the light, Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee; O burst these bonds, and set it free! Wash out its stains, refine its dross, Nail my affections to the Cross; Hallow each thought; let all within Be clean, as thou, my Lord, art clean! ... Read More

Biography of Count Zinzendorf, 1700-1760

Notes from Dr. Julian's Hymnology: The Count of Zinzendorf was born on the 26th. May, 1700 in Dresden and was descended from one of the most ancient noble families of the Archduchy of Austria. His father, Saxon Minister of State, died six weeks after the birth of his son. The latter, after the secon... Read More

Christ Will Ga­ther in His Own

Christ will gather in His own To the place where He is gone, Where their heart and treasure lie, Where our life is hid on high. Day by day the voice saith, Come, Enter thine eternal home; Asking not if we can spare This dear soul it summons there. Had He asked us, well we know We should cry, O spare... Read More

Christian Hearts, in Love Unit­ed

Christian hearts, in love united, Seek alone in Jesus rest; Has He not your love excited? Then let love inspire each breast; Members on our head depending Lights reflecting Him, our sun, Brethren His commands attending, We in Him, our Lord, are one. Come, then, come, O flock of Jesus, Covenant with ... Read More

Eternal Depth of Love Di­vine

Eternal depth of love divine, In Jesus, God with us, displayed; How bright Thy beaming glories shine! How wide Thy healing streams are spread! With whom dost Thou delight to dwell? Sinners, a vile and thankless race: O God, what tongue aright can tell How vast Thy love, how great Thy grace! The dict... Read More

I Thirst, Thou Wound­ed Lamb of God

I thirst, Thou wounded Lamb of God, To wash me in Thy cleansing blood, To dwell within Thy wounds; then pain Is sweet, and life or death is gain. Take this poor heart, and let it be For ever closed to all but Thee! Seal Thou my breast, and let me wear That pledge of love for ever there. How blest ar... Read More

Jesus, Still Lead On

Jesus, still lead on, till our rest be won, And, although the way be cheerless, We will follow calm and fearless, Guide us by Thy hand to our fatherland. If the way be drear, if the foe be near, Let no faithless fears o’ertake us, Let not faith and hope forsake us, For through many a woe to our home... Read More

Jesus, Thy Blood and Right­eous­ness

Jesu, Thy blood and righteousness My beauty are, my glorious dress: ’Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed, With joy shall I lift up my head. Bold shall I stand in Thy great day; For who aught to my charge shall lay? Fully through these absolved I am From sin and fear, from guilt and shame. The dea... Read More

O Thou to Whose All Search­ing Sight

O Thou to whose all searching sight The darkness shineth as the light, Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee; O burst these bonds, and set it free! Wash out its stains, refine its dross, Nail my affections to the cross; Hallow each thought; let all within Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean! I... Read More

Power from on High – the Moravians and Count Zinzendorf

“No one present could tell exactly what happened on that Wednesday morning, 13 August 1727 at the specially called Communion service. They hardly knew if they had been on earth or in heaven”. A modern Pentecost A Moravian historian wrote that Church history abounds in records of special outpourings ... Read More

Quotes by Count Zinzendorf

Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) “These wounds were meant to purchase me. These drops of blood were shed to obtain me. I am not my own today. I belong to another. I have been bought with a price. And I will live every moment of this day so that the Great Purchaser of my soul will receive t... Read More

The Church’s Prayer to the Holy Ghost (1759)

1. Thou, who from the Father hast ‘Fore all Time proceeded, Spirit, by whom the Virgin Blest The Son here conceived! 2. Since the Lamb of God, so red, Is his People’s Brother, And Christ’s God their Father’s made, Thou’rt the Church’s Mother. 3. Of thy Name, O God, and Breath Grant us still the Near... Read More

The Third Pennsylvania Sermon

Held in the Reformed Church in Germantown, on February 4th, (new style calendar), 1742. Exerpt from the new book, Zinzendorf's Pennsylvania Sermons, tr. by Julie Weber; ed. by Craig Atwood. Faithful and dearly beloved Savior, may your grace and truth be with us! Let us speak with each other as child... Read More

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