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The Church on Earth

(LXXX.--"O gesegnetes Regieren.")


Sheet Music

Herz und Herz vereint zusammen

Zinzendorf, 1731

Heart and heart together bound,

Seek in God your true repose,

In your love the price be found

Of your Saviour's love and woes;

We the members, He the Head,

We the rays and He the Sun,

Brethren by our Master led,

In our Lord we all are one.

Children of His realm, draw near,

Make your covenant stronger still,

From your hearts allegiance swear

Unto Him who conquer'd ill.

If your bonds are yet too weak,

If but fragile yet they prove,

Help from His good Spirit seek

Who can steel the chains of love.

Only such love will suffice,

As the love that dwells in Him,

Love that from the cross ne'er flies,

Love that spares not life or limb:

'T was for sinners He was slain,

'T was for foes He shed His blood,

That His death for all might gain

Endless life,--the Highest Good.

Thus, O truest Friend, unite

All Thy consecrated band,

That their hearts be set aright

To fulfil Thy last command.

Each must onward urge his friend,

Helping him in word and deed,

Love's blest pathway to ascend,

Following where Thou dost lead.

Thou who dost command that all

Practice love who bear Thy name,

Wake the dead, new followers call,

Touch the slothful with Thy flame.

Let us live, O Lord, at one,

As Thou with the Father art,

That through all the world be none

Of Thy members left apart.

Then were given what Thou hast sought,

In the Son were all men freed,

And the world at last were taught

That Thy rule is blest indeed.

Father of all souls, we praise

Thee who shinest in the Son;

Lord, to Thee our hymns we raise,

Who hast all men to Thee drawn!

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