87. Hail, O Source of Every Blessing

1 Hail, O Source of ev'ry blessing,
Father of our human race!
Gentiles now, your grace possessing,
In your courts obtain a place.
Grateful now, we fall before you,
In your Church rejoice to live,
See your glory and adore you,
Thankful for the grace you give.

2 Once far off but now invited,
We approach your sacred throne,
In your covenant united,
Reconciled, redeemed, made one.
Now revealed to eastern sages,
See the star of mercy shine,
Myst'ry hid in former ages,
Myst'ry great of love divine.

3 Hail, O all-inviting Savior!
Gentiles now their off'rings bring,
In your temples seek your favor,
Jesus Christ, our Lord and King.
May we, body, soul, and spirit,
Live devoted to your praise,
Glorious realms of bliss inherit,
Grateful anthems ever raise.

Text Information
First Line: Hail, O Source of ev'ry blessing
Title: Hail, O Source of Every Blessing
Author: Basil Woodd, 1760-1831 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: D Major
Source: Freylinghausen, Geistreiches Gesang-Buch, Halle, 1704, alt.
Copyright: Setting: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.

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