334. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come;
Show the glory of the Son!
Marvel now, O heav'n and earth,
That our Lord chose such a birth.

2 Not by human flesh and blood,
By the Spirit of our God
Was the word of God made flesh--
Woman's offspring, pure and fresh.

3 Wondrous birth! O wondrous child
Of the Virgin undefiled!
Mighty God and man in one,
Eager now his race to run!

4 God Creator is his source,
Back to God he runs his course,
Down to death and hell descends,
God's high throne he reascends.

5 Now your lowly manger bright
Hallows night with newborn light;
Let no night this light subdue,
Let our faith shine ever new.

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Latin Title: Veni, Redemptor gentium
Author (ascribed to): St. Ambrose, 340-397
Translator (st.1-3a): William Reynolds, 1812-1876
Trans. (st. 3b-5): Martin L. Seltz, 1909-1967
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 77.77
Scripture: Proverbs 8:24; Luke 1:26-45; Luke 2:6-7
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1560-1615
Meter: 77.77
Key: d minor
Source: Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524

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