Jesus, Savior, Of Virgin Born

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1 Jesus, Savior, of Virgin born,
Sent to rescue a world forlorn,
Joyfully we our voices raise
And with the angels sing Thy praise.

2 Son of God, though enthroned on high,
In a manger Thou here didst He;
thou hast assumed our flesh and blood,
Who art in truth the greatest Good.

3 Thou whom heaven can not enclose
Didst in Mary's embrace repose;
Thou wert an infant weak and small,
Who by Thy pow'r upholdest all.

4 Light celestial, thou dost illume
Earth's dominions, engulfed in gloom;
Thou dost dispel the dismal night,
And we are made the sons of light.

6 Here on earth Thou wert poor indeed,
Humbly sharing our ev'ry need,
That we in heaven rich may be,
From ev'ry earthly burden free.

7 This, O Lord, Thy great love to seal,
Thou to us wouldst this day reveal;
Let then all Christian here rejoice,
Singing Thy praise with gladsome voice.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #90

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Savior of the virgin born
Title: Jesus, Savior, Of Virgin Born
Translator: Herman H. Brueckner
Author: Martin Luther
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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