360. Stranger, Who from Out the Bosom

1 Stranger, who from out the bosom
Of the Father camest here,
And our human nature wearing
Didst in servants’ form appear;
Who beneath the homely raiment
Of the pilgrim Thou didst wear,
Didst the fullness of the Godhead
And the star of glory bear!

2 Mighty Stranger, give the spirit
Of a stranger here to me,
That I with Thy peace o’erflowing
May a pilgrim gladly be.
Let me not the world seek after,
That the best doth aye repel;
As a paradise within me,
Oh, may Thy salvation dwell!

3 Stranger, from the ranks of angels,
Who didst on the earth appear,
That I be a free man yonder,
May I be a pilgrim here!
Here with Thee in God now hidden,
Nothing worth in human sight;
There, upon the great tomorrow,
Openly a child of light!

Text Information
First Line: Stranger, who from out the bosom
Title: Stranger, Who from Out the Bosom
Author: Karl von Gerok
Meter: 8s & 7s D.
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Consecration
Tune Information
Composer: Caryl Florio
Meter: 8s & 7s D.


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