197. God’s Son came to bless us

1 God’s Son came to bless us,
from sin to release us,
as a servant lowly,
yet our God most holy,
bore the cross to save us,
hope and freedom gave us.

2 Still Christ comes within us,
still his voice would win us
from the sins that hurt us,
would to truth convert us;
from our folly spares us,
and his own declares us.

3 So, as you have known him,
be prepared to own him;
do not spurn him coldly,
but still trust him boldly;
for our Lord receives us,
heals us, and forgives us.

4 Christ, all grace possessing,
comes to us in blessing;
to his Supper leads us,
with himself he feeds us,
love and mercy showing,
peace on us bestowing.

5 Come then, O Lord Jesus,
from our bondage free us,
in your love enfold us,
in true faith uphold us.
Let us here confess you,
till in heaven we bless you.

Text Information
First Line: God’s Son came to bless us
Author (attributed to): Johann Roh, c. 1480-1547
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Meter: 66.66.66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Absolution; Assurance; Eucharist (9 more...)
Source: The Bohemian Brethren (1544)
Tune Information
Meter: 66.66.66
Key: E♭ Major
Source: 15th cent. as in M. Weisse's 'Ein New Gesengbuchlen;, 1531

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