1 Could we O Saviour worthy be!
Thou Sovereign, Lord and King--
As to receive and wellcome thee.
Who dost salvation bring.
2 All nations for thy coming wait
And wish to know thee near;
Let Zion open every gate,
Till thou O King, appear!
3 Thy Zion streweth forth her Palms
To ornament thy way;
And we will worship thee with Psalms,
And humbly sing and pray.
4 Our souls are nourish'd by thy grace,
To praise thee is our theme;
Our hearts are fill'd with thankfullness,
We bless and praise thy name.
5 How great has thy compassion been,
Thou Saviour of mankind--
When all the world lay dead in sin
And no relief could find;
6 Then did'st thou, mighty Saviour come,
To set us pris'ners free!
To ransome us, to take us home,
To be and dwell with thee.
7 We praise thee, O thou mighty one,
Thy mercies we adore;
To thee, O Saviour, thee alone!
Be praise for ever more.
|First Line:||Could we O Saviour worthy be!|
|Topic:||First Sunday in Advent|