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701. Savior of the Nations, Come

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

2 Not by human flesh and blood,
By the Spirit of our God
Was the Word of God made flesh--
Woman's Offspring, pure and fresh.

3 Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child
Of the Virgin undefiled!
Mighty God and man in one,
Eager now his race to run!

4 God the Father is his source,
Back to God he runs his course,
Down to death and hell descends,
God's high throne he reascends.

5 Thou, the ageless Father's Peer,
Gird thy might in mortal gear;
Take on flesh to rout the wrong,
Make our flesh in frailty strong.

6 Now thy manger's halo bright
Hallows night with newborn light;
Let no night this light subdue,
Let our faith shine ever new.

7 Praise to God the Father sing,
Praise to God the Son, our King,
Praise to God the Spirit be
Ever and eternally. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Original Language: German
Author (attributed to): St. Ambrose, 340-97
Translator, sts. 1-3a: William Reynolds, 1812-76
Translator, sts. 3b-6: Martin L. Seltz, 1909-67
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: The Christian Year: Adventtide; Advent I
Notes: Latin: Veni, Redemptor gentium
Tune Information
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7.
Key: g minor
Source: Geystliche gesagk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524

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