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479. Son of God, Eternal Savior

1 Son of God, eternal Savior,
source of life and truth and grace,
woman's Son, whose birth amongst us
hallows all our human race:
thou, our Head, who throned in glory
for thine own dost ever plead,
fill us with thy love and pity,
heal our wrongs, and help our need.

2 As thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
so may we for others live;
freely have thy gifts been granted,
freely may Thy servants give.
Thine the gold and thine the silver,
thine the wealth of land and sea,
We but stewards of Thy bounty
held in solemn trust for thee.

3 Come, O Christ, and reign above us,
King of Love, and Prince of Peace;
hush the storm of strife and passion,
bid its cruel discords cease;
by thy patient years of toiling,
by thy silent hours of pain,
quench our fever'd thirst of pleasure,
shame our selfish greed of gain.

4 Son of God, eternal Savior,
source of life and truth and grace,
woman's Son whose birth among us
hallows all our human race,
thou who prayedst, thou who willest,
that thy people should be one,
grant, O grant our hope’s fruition;
here on earth thy will be done.

Text Information
First Line: Son of God, eternal Savior
Title: Son of God, Eternal Savior
Author: Somerset Corry Lowry (1893, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: D
Topic: Jesus Christ: Mediator; Jesus Christ: Son of Man
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John Zundel, 1815-1882 (1855)
Meter: D
Key: A Major

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