Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf

German protestant religious and social reformer, bishop of the Moravian Church
Zinzendorf monument in Herrnhut, Germany

Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, Imperial Count of Zinzendorf and Pottendorf (May 26, 1700 – May 9, 1760) was a German religious and social reformer and bishop of the Moravian Church.


  • Jesus, still lead on,
    Till our rest be won!
    And although the way be cheerless,
    We will follow calm and fearless;
    Guide us by Thy hand
    To our fatherland!
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 80.

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