8. Come, O Precious Ransom, Come

1 Come, O precious Ransom, come,
Only Hope for sinful mortals!
Come, O Savior of the world!
Open are to you all portals.
Come, your beauty let us view;
Anxiously we wait for you.

2 Enter now my waiting heart,
Glorious King and Lord most holy.
Dwell in me and ne'er depart,
Though I am but poor and lowly.
Ah, what riches will be mine
When you are my guest divine!

3 My hosannas and my palms
Graciously receive, I pray you.
Evermore, as best I can,
Savior, I will homage pay you,
And in faith I will embrace,
Lord, your merit through your grace.

4 Hail, hosanna, David's Son!
Help, Lord; hear our supplication!
Let your kingdom, scepter, crown
Bring us blessing and salvation
That forever we may sing
Hail, hosanna! to our King.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O precious Ransom, come
Title: Come, O Precious Ransom, Come
Author: Johann G. Olearius, 1635-1711
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923 (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: G Major
Source: Neu-verfertigtes Darmst├Ądtisches Gesang-Buch, Darmstadt, 1699, alt.

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