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God, in human flesh appearing

God, in human flesh appearing

Author: Matthias Loy
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 God, in human flesh appearing,
Took the children to His breast,
Lambs with His green pastures cheering,
Fitting for His heav'nly rest;
This is gentleness unbounded,
This is lowliness of heart;
All are by His love surrounded,
None are ever bid depart.

2 Lord, I bless Thy mercy endless,
For Thy pleasure is to bless;
Me, too, when my soul was friendless,
Thou didst to Thy bosom press:
For I, too, to Thee was given,
In the pure baptismal wave,
Thou hast made me heir of heaven,
Who hast died my soul to save.

3 Feeble is the love of mother,
Father's blessings are as naught,
When compared, my King and Brother,
With the wonders Thou hast wrought;
Thus it pleased Thy heavenly meekness;
Pleasing also be my praise,
Till my songs of earthly weakness
Burst into celestial lays.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #226

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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American Lutheran Hymnal #39

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d86

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #224

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #224

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Hymnal and Order of Service #219

Hymnal for Church, School and Home #d38

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Hymnal #219

School Carols #d82

Songs of Praise #d81

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d83

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #226


The Hymnal and Order of Service #226

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d147

The Sunday School Hymnal #d62

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