The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Savior Of The Nations, Come

For Advent

Version 2
Compare: Savior Of The Nations, Come (Translation by William Morton Reynolds)
and Saviour Of The Nations, Come (Pre-1908 translation from the Moravian Church)

Words: Veni, Redemptor Gentium, St. Ambrose, circa 397; translated to German by Martin Luther, 1523; English translation adapted from that of William Morton Reynolds, 1851

Music: "Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland," Enchiridion Oder Handbüchlein, Johann Walther, Wittenberg, Germany, 1524; harmony by Johann Sebastian Bach .
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1. Savior of the nations, come,
Virgin's Son, make here Your home.
Marvel now, O heaven and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.

2. From the Godhead forth You came,
And return unto the same,
Captive leading death and hell.
High the song of triumph swell!

3. You, the chosen Holy One,
Have o'er sin the victory won.
Boundless shall Your kingdom be;
When shall we its glories see?

4. Brightly does Your manger shine,
Glorious is its light divine.
Let not sin o'er-cloud this light;
Ever be our faith thus bright.


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