350. 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,
Though 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 through Thy grace.

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

Text Information
First Line: Come, Thou precious Ransom, come
Title: Come, Thou Precious Ransom, Come
Author: Johann Gottfried Olearius, 1635-1711
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 78 78 77
Scripture: Matthew 20:28; Matthew 21:5; 1 Timothy 2:6; Psalm 49:7-8; Revelation 5:9
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: G Major
Source: Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941; Neu-verfertigtes Darmstädtisches Gesang-Buch, Darmstadt, 1699

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