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90. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come,
Virgin's son, make here Thy 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,
Still to be in heav'n enthroned.

4 From the Father forth He came
And returneth to the same,
Captive leading death and hell--
High the song of triumph swell!

5 Thou the Father's only Son,
Hast o'er sin the vict'ry won.
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be;
When shall we its glories see?

6 Brightly doth Thy manger shine,
Glorious is its light divine.
Let not sin o'ercloud this light;
Ever be our faith thus bright.

7 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
German Title: Veni, Redemptor gentium
Author (attr.): Ambrose of Milan, 340-386
Author (German version): M. Luther, 1483-1546
Translator: W. M. Reynolds, 1812-76
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus, The Coming King; Advent 1
Tune Information
Name: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND
Composer: J. Walther, 1496-1570
Meter: 77 77
Key: g minor
Source: Geistliche Gesangbüchlein, 1524



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