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14. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come;
Virgin's Son, here make Your home.
Marvel now, O heaven and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.

2 From the Godhead forth You came,
And return unto the same,
Captive leading death and hell.
High the song of triumph swell!

3 You, the chosen Holy One,
Have ov'r sin the victory won.
Boundless shall Your kingdom be;
When shall we its glories see?

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

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Original Language: German
Translator: William Morton Reynolds, 1812-1876 (1850)
Paraphraser: Martin Luther (1524)
Author (attr.): Ambrose of Milan
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Tune Information
Key: g minor
Source: Based on plainsong melody; Eyn Enchiridion, Erfurt, 1524; Songs of Syon, 1910 (as in)

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