312. Once He Came in Blessing

1 Once he came in blessing,
All our ills redressing;
Came in likeness lowly,
Son of God most holy;
Bore the cross to save us;
Hope and freedom gave us.

2 Still he comes within us;
Still his voice would win us
From the sins that hurt us;
Would to truth convert us
From our foolish error
Ere he comes in terror.

3 Thus, if you have known him,
Not ashamed to own him,
Nor have spurned him coldly,
But will trust him boldly,
He will then receive you,
Heal you, and forgive you.

4 Those who then are loyal
Find a welcome royal.
Come, then, O Lord Jesus,
From our sins release us;
Let us here confess you,
Till in heav'n we bless you.

Text Information
First Line: Once he came in blessing
Title: Once He Came in Blessing
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
Author: Johann Horn, c. 1490-1547
Meter: 66 66 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Repentance, Forgiveness; Advent
Tune Information
Meter: 66 66 66
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren, ,cite>Ein New Gesengbuchlen, 1531
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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