55. Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come

1 Come, Thou precious Ransom, come,
Only Hope for sinful mortals!
Come, O Savior of the world!
Open are to Thee all portals.
Come, Thy beauty let us see;
Anxiously we wait for Thee.

2 Enter now my waiting heart,
Glorious King and Lord most holy.
Dwell in me and ne'er depart,
Tho' I am but poor and lowly.
Ah, what riches will be mine
When Thou art my Guest Divine!

3 My hosannas and my palms
Graciously receive, I pray Thee.
Evermore, as best I can,
Savior, I will homage pay Thee;
And in faith I will embrace,
Lord, Thy merit thro' Thy grace.

4 Hail, hosanna, David's Son!
Help, Lord, hear our supplication!
Let Thy kingdom, scepter, crown,
Bring us blessing and salvation,
That forever we may sing:
Hail, hosanna! to our King.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Thou precious Ransom come
Title: Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come
German Title: Komm, du wertes Lösegeld
Author: Johann G. Olearius (1664)
Translator: August Crull, d. 1823
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.7.
Scripture: Matthew 21:5
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: MEINEN JESUM LASS' ICH NICHT
Meter: 7.8.7.8.7.7.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: "Neuverfertigtes Gesangbuch," Darmstadt, 1699



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