On thy ransomed congregation

On thy ransomed congregation

Author: Frederick W. Foster
Tune: BATTY (123123)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 On your ransomed congregation,
Lord, lift up your countenance;
be our help, joy and salvation;
life and health to us dispense.

2 In each heart, O fix your dwelling;
there erect a monument
of your love, all love excelling;
there fulfill your blessed intent.

3 Take us under your protection,
grant us to obey your voice,
simply follow your direction,
to your will resign our choice.

4 Thus may we, as your anointed,
Walk with you in truth and grace
in the path you have appointed,
till we reach your dwelling-place.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #716

Author: Frederick W. Foster

Foster, Frederick William, second son. of William Foster, was born at Bradford, Aug. 1, 1760, and educated at Fulneck, near Leeds, and at Barby in Prussian Saxony. Entering the Moravian Ministry he held several appointments until 1818, when he was consecrated a Bishop of the Moravian Church. He died at Ockbrook, near Derby, April 12, 1835. He compiled the Moravian Hymn Book of 1801, the Supplement of 1808, and the revised edition of 1826. His translations from the German, and his original hymns appeared in that collection. Two of his original hymns are in the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873; (1) "Lord, Who didst sanctify" 1808 (Holiness desired); and (2) "With thanks before the Lord appear," 1826 (Praise of the Saviour). [George Arthur… Go to person page >

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