189. Savior of the Nations, Come

1 Savior of the nations, come;
virgin's son, make here your home.
Marvel now, O heav'n and earth,
that the Lord chose such a birth.

2 From the Father forth you came,
soon returning to the same,
captive leading death and hell.
Let the song of trimph swell!

3 You, the Father's only son,
have o'er 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
Translator (based on): W. M. Reynolds (1850)
Author (ascr.): Ambrose
Paraphraser: Martin Luther
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 77.77
Scripture: Proverbs 8:24; Psalm 68:18; Ephesians 4:8
Source: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, Luther's paraphrase of Veni Redemptor, ascribed to Ambrose, 4th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 77.77
Key: g minor
Source: Enchiridion (Erfurt, 1524) (melody)

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