The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come, Thou Savior of our Race

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Words: Veni, Redemptor Gentium, Ambrose of Milan, circa 397;
Translated into German by Martin Luther, "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"
Translated by William Reynolds, 1850
Compare: O Thou Redeemer of Our Race

Come Thou Redeemer Of The Earth
Come, Thou Redeemer Of The Earth - Version 2

Music: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, from Erfurt Enchiridion
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
"Hendon," Henri Abraham Cesar Malan, 1827
Sheet Music

"Veni, Redemptor Gentium"
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

Meter: 7 7 4 L

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #88

1. Come, Thou Savior of our race,
Choicest Gift of heav'nly grace!
O Thou blessed Virgin's Son,
Be Thy race on earth begun.

2. Not of mortal blood or birth,
He descends from heaven to earth:
By the Holy Ghost conceived,
Truly man to be believed.

3. Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child
Of the virgin, undefiled!
Though by all the world disowned,
Still to be in heaven enthroned.

4. From the Father forth He came,
And returneth to the same;
Captive leading death and hell,
High the song of triumph swell.

5. Equal to the Father now,
Though to dust Thou once didst bow;
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be;
When shall we its glories see?

6. Brightly doth Thy manger shine!
Glorious is its light divine:
Let not sin o'er cloud this light,
Ever be our faith thus bright.

Sheet Music from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918)

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