17. God's Own Son Most Holy

1 God's own Son most holy
Came a servant lowly,
Came to live among us,
Came to suffer for us,
Bore the cross to save us,
Hope and freedom gave us.

2 Still he comes within us;
Still his voice would win us
From the sins that hurt us,
Would to truth convert us
From our foolish errors
Ere he comes in terrors.

3 Thus, if we have known him
And will not disown him
Nor have loved him coldly
But will trust him boldly,
He will then receive us,
Heal us, and forgive us.

4 Those who then are loyal
Find a welcome royal.
Come, then, O Lord Jesus,
From our sins release us.
Let us here confess you
Till in heav'n we bless you.

Text Information
First Line: God's own Son most holy
Title: God's Own Son Most Holy
Author: Johann Horn, c. 1490-1547
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: 66 66 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): Michael Weisse, c. 1480-1534
Meter: 66 66 66
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1984 Jack Warren Burnam.

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