God's Own Son Most Holy

Representative Text

1 God's own Son most holy
Came a servant lowly,
Came to live among us,
Came to suffer for us,
Bore the cross to save us,
Hope and freedom gave us.

2 Still he comes within us;
Still his voice would win us
From the sins that hurt us,
Would to truth convert us
From our foolish errors
Ere he comes in terrors.

3 Thus, if we have known him
And will not disown him
Nor have loved him coldly
But will trust him boldly,
He will then receive us,
Heal us, and forgive us.

4 Those who then are loyal
Find a welcome royal.
Come, then, O Lord Jesus,
From our sins release us.
Let us here confess you
Till in heav'n we bless you.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #17

Author: Johann Horn

See Roh, Jan, 1485?-1547 Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth (b. Holborn, London, England, 1827; d. Monnetier, Savoy, France, 1878) is well known for her English translations of German hymns; her translations were polished and yet remained close to the original. Educated initially by her mother, she lived with relatives in Dresden, Germany, in 1845, where she acquired her knowledge of German and interest in German hymnody. After residing near Manchester until 1862, she moved to Clifton, near Bristol. A pioneer in promoting women's rights, Winkworth put much of her energy into the encouragement of higher education for women. She translated a large number of German hymn texts from hymnals owned by a friend, Baron Bunsen. Though often altered, these translations continue to be used i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God's own Son most holy
Title: God's Own Son Most Holy
Author: Johann Horn
Translator: Catherine Winkworth



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Christian Worship #17

Christian Worship #321

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