The Prince of Peace, To Sinners Given
Latin: Missum redemptorum polo, No. 40.
Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 43-44.
The Prince of Peace, to sinners
The great Redeemer sent from heaven,
The Virgin-horn, let all adore,
And spread his name from shore to shore.
The "Word of God, that dwelt on
With God from all eternity,
Is now confined to life's short span,
Is now a helpless child of man.
Our God is in a manger laid,
Of straw his humble couch is made :
For a whole world's salvation sent,
He needs an infant's nourishment.
And see, those heaven-directing
Are now compressed with swaddling bands :
Helpless and desolate he lies,
That we, through Him, to heaven may rise.
He'll come once more to judge the
But now He calls us to His birth :
His love to sinners thus was proved,
Oh, may we love, as we are loved!
The Father's name we loudly raise,
The Son, the Virgin-born, we praise;
The Holy Ghost we all adore,
One God, both now and evermore.
If you would like to help support Hymns and Carols of Christmas, please click on the button below and make a donation.