Since we, though unworthy

Since we, though unworthy

Author: Frederick W. Foster
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1 Since we, though unworthy,
through electing grace,
‘mid your ransomed people
have obtained a place,
Lord, may we be faithful
to our cov'nant found,
to you, as our shepherd,
and your flock fast bound.

2 While we, deeply humbled,
own we’re oft to blame,
this remains our comfort,
you are still the same.
In you all the needy
have a friend most dear,
whose love and forbearance
unexampled are.

3 Hear then, dear Lord Jesus,
hear our earnest prayer,
grant your loving mercy,
keep us in your care.
All that is displeasing
unto you, forgive;
more to your name’s glory
may we henceforth live.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #746

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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