2. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come;
Virgin's Son, make here your home.
Marvel now, O heav'n and earth,
That the 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,
Though by all the world disowned,
Yet to be in heav'n enthroned!

4 From the Father's throne he came
And ascended to the same,
Captive leading death and hell --
High the song of triumph swell!

5 Praise to God the Father sing,
Praise to God the Son, our King,
Praise to God the Spirit be
Ever and eternally.

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Author: Ambrose, 340-397 (abr.)
Author (German version): Martin Luther (abr. )
Translator: William M. Reynolds (alt.)
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77
Key: g minor
Source: Geystliche gesandk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Kermit G. Moldenhauer. Used by permission.

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