648. Son of God, Eternal Savior

1 Son of God, eternal Savior,
source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us
hallows all our human race,
you, our Head, who, throned in glory
for your own will ever plead;
fill us with your love and pity,
heal our wrongs, and help our need.

2 As you, Lord, have lived for others,
so may we for others live;
freely have your gifts been granted;
freely may your servants give.
Yours the gold and yours the silver,
yours the wealth of land and sea;
we but stewards of your bounty
held in solemn trust will be.

3 Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of Love, and Prince of peace;
hush the storm of strife and passion,
bid its cruel discords cease.
By your patient years of toiling,
by your silent hours of pain,
quench our fevered thirst of pleasure;
stem our selfish greed of gain.

4 Son of God, eternal Savior,
source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us
hallows all our human race:
by your praying, by your willing
that your people should be one,
grant, O grant our hope’s fruition;
here on earth your will be done.

Text Information
First Line: Son of God, eternal Savior
Title: Son of God, Eternal Savior
Author: Somerset Corry-Lowry (1893)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D. Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Stewardship and Service; Christ--Abiding with believers; Conflict (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D. Trochaic
Key: G Major
Source: Traditional Dutch melody (18th cent.)
Notes: Alternate setting, hymn 495



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