88. Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come

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

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 Thou art my Guest Divine!

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

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

Text Information
First Line: Come, Thou precious Ransom, come
Title: Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come
German Title: Komm, du wertes Lösegeld
Author: J. G. Olearius, 1635-1711
Translator: A. Crull, 1845-1923 (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus, The Coming King; Advent 1
Tune Information
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: G Major
Source: Neuverfertigtes Gesangbuch, Darmstadt, 1699

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