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789. Jesus, Savior, Lord, Now to You I Come (Saranam, saranam)

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Text Information
First Line: From the earth wherever I may be
Title: Jesus, Savior, Lord, Now to You I Come (Saranam, saranam)
Original Language: Tamil
Author: D. T. Niles (1963, rev.)
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Savior, Lord, now to you I come
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Discipleship; Healing; Lament (2 more...)
Copyright: © 1963 Christian Conference of Asia (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
Tune Information
Arranger: Geoff Weaver (1995)
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Punjabi melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1995 The Jubilate Group (admin. Hope Publishing Company)

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Claimed by both Pakistanis and Indians, this is one of the most popular South Asian hymns. The text represents a Christian adaptation of Psalm 61, and the psalm’s theme is reinforced by the mantra-like repetition of the word “saranam,” meaning “I take refuge” or “surrender.”

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