51. Hail, thou Source of every blessing

1 Hail, thou Source of every blessing,
Sovereign Father of mankind!
Gentiles now, thy grace possessing,
In thy courts admission find.

2 Once far off, but now invited,
We approach thy sacred throne;
In thy covenant united,
Reconciled, redeemed, made one.

3 Now revealed to eastern sages,
See the star of mercy shine,
Mystery hid in former ages,
Mystery great of love divine.

4 Hail, thou universal Saviour!
Gentiles now their offerings bring,
In thy temple seek thy favour,
Jesu Christ, our Lord and King.

Text Information
First Line: Hail, thou Source of every blessing
Author: Basil Woodd, 1760-1831
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Epiphany; The Conversion of St. Paul: January 25th
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD NO. 46
Composer: Richard Redhead, 1820-1901
Meter: 87 87
Key: G Major

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