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Word of God, Eternal Son

Word of God, eternal Son

Translator: Robert Campbell
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Word of God, eternal Son,
From Thy throne by pity won,
Let us at Thy cradle kneel,
And Thine infant sorrows feel.
Holy Babe, the sinner’s woe
Guiltless Thou art doomed to know;
Sobs that from Thy cradle rise
Tell before of dying cries.

2 Poor art Thou, that we may be
Blest by Thy hard poverty;
Thou art weeping, and Thy grief
Flows that we may find relief.
Thou art clothed in raiment mean,
Dwelling in a cave unclean;
Man is proud—the only great
Scorneth not the lowliest state.

3 Jesu, Thee the Father gave,
Such His love, the earth to save;
Ransomed at so vast a cost,
Let us not, good Lord, be lost.
Offspring of the holy maid,
Endless praise to Thee be paid;
Equal praise, O Father, be
With the Spirit paid to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8371

Translator: Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell was an advocate residing in Edinburgh. He is not much known as an author, but some of his hymns have been adopted in several hymnals. He was Roman Catholic. His death occurred in 1868. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Word of God, eternal Son
Title: Word of God, Eternal Son
Translator: Robert Campbell
Meter: D
Source: Sens Breviary, 1726
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8371
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8371

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