270. Lamb of God, to Thee We Raise

1 Lamb of God, to thee we raise
hymns of holy love and praise
for the saint and prophet born
to be herald of the morn.

2 Like the morning star he rose,
thine appearing to disclose;
like an ensign lifted high,
he declared thy kingdom nigh.

3 Filled with grace and sanctity
from his blest nativity,
he, the new Elias, came
bearing zeal's most sacred flame.

4 Kinsman of the King divine,
greatest of the prophet's line,
blest forerunner of the Lord,
who his praises can record?

5 Mighty preacher, by whose word
souls to penitence were stirred
those who long in sin had strayed
then the call divine obeyed.

6 Make us, Lord, like him to be
fearless witnesses for thee;
faithful unto death be found,
and at last by thee be crowned.

Text Information
First Line: Lamb of God, to thee we raise
Title: Lamb of God, to Thee We Raise
Author: William Edgar Enman (1869-1950)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 77 77
Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12; Matthew 11:2-11; Matthew 21:23-32; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 1:68-79; Luke 3:1-18; Luke 7:18-35; John 1:29-42; John 3:22-36
Topic: John the Baptist
Tune Information
Name: LÜBECK
Adapter and Harmonizer: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: 77 77
Key: C Major
Source: Geistreiches Gesangbuch, 1704



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