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265. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come!
Virgin's Son, make here your home.
Marvel now, both heav'n and earth,
that the Lord chose such a birth.

2 Wondrous birth! O wondrous child
of the Virgin undefiled!
Mighty God and Mary's son,
human and divine in one.

3 Thus on earth the Word appears,
gracing his created spheres;
hence to death and hell descends,
then the heav'nly throne ascends.

4 Come, O Father's saving Son,
who o'er sin the vict'ry won.
Boundless shall your kingdom be;
grant that we its glories see.

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come!
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Original Language: German
Translator: James Waring McCrady
Translator: William M. Reynolds, 1812-1876
Adapter: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Author: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christian year--Advent; Christian year--Christmas
Copyright: St. 3, 4 © 1982 James Waring McCrady
Tune Information
Arranger: Johann Walther (1524)
Key: g minor
Source: Veni redemptor gentium

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