95. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come,
Virgin's son, make here Thy home!
Marvel now, O heav'n and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.

2 Not by human flesh and blood
By the Spirit of our God,
Was the Word of God made flesh--
Woman's Offspring, pure and fresh.

3 Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child
Of the Virgin undefiled!
Tho' by all the world disowned,
Still to be in heav'n enthroned.

4 From the Father forth He came
And returneth to the same,
Captive leading death and hell--
High the song of triumph swell!

5 Thou the Father's only Son,
Hast o'er sin the victory won.
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be;
When shall we its glories see?

6 Brightly doth Thy manger shine,
Glorious is its light divine.
Let not sin o'ercloud this light;
Ever be our faith thus bright.

7 Praise to God the Father sing,
Praise to God the Son, our King,
Praise to God the Spirit be
Ever and eternally.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Latin Title: Veni Redemptor gentium
Translator: William M. Reynolds (1880, alt.)
Author: St. Ambrose, d. 397
Author (German): Martin Luther (1524)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 7.7.7.7.
Scripture: John 1:14
Topic: The Church Year: CHRISTMAS
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND
Meter: 7.7.7.7.
Key: g minor
Source: "Geistliches Gesangbüchlein," Wittenberg, 1524, ad.



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