Daily Reading for May 10 • Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, Prophetic Witness, 1760
Jesus, great High Priest of our profession,
We in confidence draw near;
Condescend, in mercy, the confession
Of our grateful hearts to hear;
Thee we gladly own in every nation,
Head and Master of Thy congregation,
Conscious that in every place
Thou dispenses life and grace.
Thy blest people, trusting in Thy merit,
On the earth’s extended face
From each other far, but one in spirit,
Sound with one accord Thy praise.
May we never cease to make confession,
That Thy death’s the cause of our salvation;
We to Thee, our Head and King,
Joyful hallelujahs sing.
From Hymn 89, Covenant Hymn, by Count N. L. von Zinzendorf, in Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum) (Bethlehem, Pa.: Provincial Synod, 1920).