Hymn Selection

289

L.M.


1
LORD Jesus, holy Lamb of God,
Who shed'st for us Thine own life-blood,
Come, teach us all Thy love - then pain
In life were sweet, and death were gain.
2
Take Thou our hearts, and let them be
For ever held, O Lord, for Thee.
Thy willing servants, let us wear
The seal of love for ever there.
3
How blest are they who still abide
Close sheltered by Thy watchful side,
Who life and strength from Thee receive,
And with Thee move, and in Thee live!
4
Ah, Lord, enlarge our scanty thought,
To know the wonders Thou hast wrought;
Unloose our stamm'ring tongues to tell
Thy love, immense, unsearchable!

N.L. Zinzendorf (1700-1760), fr. German

Tunes for this hymn:

"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."