We in one covenant are joined

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We in one covenant are joined
and one in Jesus are;
with voices and with hearts combined,
his praise we will declare;
in doctrine and in practice one,
we’ll love and serve the Lord alone,
with one accord sound forth his praise,
till we shall see his face.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #527

Author: Christian A. Bernstein

Bernstein, Christian Andreas, was born at Domnitz, near Halle, where his father, Daniel Bernstein, was pastor. After completing his studies at Halle, he was appointed, in 1695, by A. H. Francke, a tutor in the Padagogium there; was then ordained as assistant to his father (probably at the end of 1696); and died at Domnitz, Oct. 18,1699 (Koch, iv. 365, Allg. Deutsche Biographie ii. 484). From extracts from the Kirchenbuch of Domnitz, kindly sent by Pastor Tauer, it appears that Bernstein was baptized there, July 12, 1672, and thus was probably born July 9. He signed the book as assistant to his father on March 5, 1697. The funeral sermon, Oct. 20, 1699, was preached at his request by Francke, from Isaiah lxi. The statement by his father (wh… Go to person page >

Translator: John Swertner

Swertner, John, b. Sept. 12, 1746, at Haarlem, in Holland, Moravian minister at various places in England and Ireland; d. at Bristol, March 11, 1813. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: We in one covenant are joined
Author: Christian A. Bernstein (1700)
Translator: John Swertner (1789)


Ihr Kinder des Höchsten! wie steht's urn die Liebs. [Brotherly Love.] 1704, as above, No. 386, in 9 stanzas. Previously in G. Arnold's Göttliche Sophia, Leipzig, 1700, pt. ii. p. 309, as No. i. of the "Some hitherto unknown hymns." Translated as:—"We in one covenant are joined," of stanza v. by J. Swertner, as No. 384 in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1789. [Rev. James Mearns, M. A.]

-- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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