The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Deep and Glorious, Word Victorious

Words: T. V. Oldenburg, 1840, tr. Carl Doving, 1919

Music: Deep and Glorious, Johann Cruger, 1649
Meter: 8 7, 8 7, 8 8
Andreas Bersagel, et al, eds., The Condordia Hymnal
(Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1932)

1. Deep and glorious word victorious?
Word divine that ever lives
Call thou sinners to be winners
Of the life that Je sus gives;
Tell abroad what God hath given
Jesus is our way to heaven.

2. Savior tender thanks we render
For the grace Thou dost afford;
Time is flying, time is dying,
Yet eternal stands Thy word
With Thy word Thy grace endureth,
And a refuge us secureth.

3. By Thy Spirt thro’ Thy mcrit,
Draw all weary souls to Thee!
End their sighing, end their dying
Let them Thy salvation see!
Lead us in life’s-pathway tending,
To the life and bliss unending.