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From the Same8383Compare “Du heiliges kind,” p.950 in the Herrnhuth Collection, which is believed to be the original; though some are disposed to find it in a hymn of Zinzendorf. The authoress is Anna Dober. (1713–1739.)

Holy Lamb, who Thee receive,

Who in Thee begin to live,

Day and night they cry to Thee,

As Thou art, so let us be.

Jesu, see my panting breast!

See, I pant in Thee to rest!

Gladly would I now be clean!

Cleanse me now from every sin.

Fix, O, fix my wavering mind;

To Thy cross my spirit bind;

Earthly passions far remove;

Swallow up our souls in love.

Dust and ashes, though we be

Full of guilt and misery,

Thine we are, Thou Son of God:

Take the purchase of Thy blood.

Who in heart on Thee believes,

He the atonement now receives;

He with joy beholds Thy face,

Triumphs in Thy pardoning grace.

See, ye sinners, see, the flame

Rising from the slaughter’d Lamb,

Marks the new, the living way,

Leading to eternal day.

Jesu, when this light we see,

All our soul’s athirst for Thee:

When Thy quickening power we prove,

All our heart dissolves in love.

Boundless wisdom, power Divine,

Love unspeakable are Thine!

Praise by all to Thee be given,

Sons of earth, and hosts of heaven!

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