Lo God our God has come to us

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1 Lo, God, our God, has come;
To us a Child is born;
To us a Son is given;
Bless, bless the blessed morn!
O happy, lowly, lofty birth!
Now God, our God, has come to earth.

2 Rejoice! our God has come,
In love and lowliness;
The Son of God has come
The sons of men to bless;
God with us now descends to dwell,
God in our flesh, Immanuel.

3 Praise ye the Word made flesh;
True God, true man is He;
Praise ye the Christ of God;
To Whom all glory be!
Praise ye the Lamb that once was slain!
Praise ye the King that comes to reign!

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #87

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo God our God has come to us
Author: Horatius Bonar
Copyright: Public Domain



Composed by John Darwall (b. Haughton, Staffordshire, England, 1731; d. Walsall, Staffordshire, England, 1789), DARWALL'S 148TH was first published as a setting for Psalm 148 in Aaron William's New Universal Psalmodist (1770) with only soprano and bass parts. The harmonization dates from the ninete…

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