282. Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures

1 Christians, come, in sweetest measures
Sing of those who spread the treasures
In the holy Gospels shrined;
Blessed tidings of salvation,
Peace on earth their proclamation,
Love from God to lost mankind.

2 See the rivers four that gladden
With their streams the better Eden,
Planted by our Savior dear.
Christ the Fountain, these the waters,
Drink, O Zion’s sons and daughters;
Drink and find salvation here.

3 Here our souls, by Jesus sated,
More and more shall be translated
Earth’s temptations far above;
Freed from sin’s abhorred dominion,
Soaring on angelic pinion,
They shall reach the Source of love.

4 Then shall thanks and praise ascending
For Thy mercies without ending
Rise to Thee, O Savior blest.
With Thy gracious aid defend us,
Let Thy guiding light attend us,
Bring us to Thy place of rest.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Christians, come, in sweetest measures
Title: Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures
Latin Title: Iucundare, plebs fidelis
Translator: Robert Campbell (1850, alt.)
Author: Adam of St. Victor (c. 1150, cento)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Word: Law and Gospel
Tune Information
Name: ALLES IST AN GOTTES SEGEN
Composer: Johann B. König (1733)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7.
Key: F Major



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