High Word of God, who once didst come

High Word of God, who once didst come

Paraphraser: Charles Bigg
Tune: MECHLIN
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. High Word of God, who once didst come,
Leaving Thy Father and Thy home,
To succor by Thy birth our kind,
When, towards Thy advent, time declined,

2. Pour light upon us from above,
And fire our hearts with Thy strong love,
That, as we hear Thy Gospel read,
All fond desires may flee in dread;

3. That when Thou comest from the skies,
Great Judge, to open Thine assize,
To give each hidden sin its smart,
And crown as kings the pure in heart,

4. We be not set at Thy left hand,
Where sentence due would bid us stand,
But with the saints Thy face may see,
Forever wholly loving Thee.

5. Praise to the Father and the Son,
Through all the ages as they run;
And to the holy Paraclete
Be praise with Them and worship meet.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2415

Paraphraser: Charles Bigg

Bigg, Charles, D.D., son of Thomas Bigg, was born in 1840 at Higher Broughton, Manchester, and was educated at Manchester Grammar School and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Scholar 1859; B.A. 1862). He became a Senior Student of Christ Church 1862, tutor 1863, M.A. 1864, D.D. 1876; returning to Christ Church in 1901 as Canon and Regius Prof, of Eccles. History. He was Bampton Lecturer in 1886, and is the author of various theological works. He contributed two translations (2, 49) to The English Hymnal, 1906. In his Wayside Sketches, 1906, there are charming papers on Prudentius, Paulinus of Nola, and Thomas a Kempis. [Rev. James Mearns] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: High Word of God, who once didst come
Latin Title: Verbum supernum prodiens
Paraphraser: Charles Bigg
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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