1 He comes to us as one unknown,
a breath unseen, unheard;
as though within a heart of stone,
or shriveled seed in darkness sown,
a pulse of being stirred.
2 He comes when souls in silence lie
and thoughts of day depart,
half-seen upon the inward eye,
a falling star across the sky
of night within the heart.
3 He comes to us in sound of seas,
the ocean's fume and foam;
yet small and still upon the breeze,
a wind that stirs the tops of trees,
a voice to call us home.
4 He comes in love as once he came
by flesh and blood and birth;
to bear within our mortal frame
a life, a death, a saving name
for every child of earth.
5 He comes in truth when faith is grown;
believed, obeyed, adored:
the Christ in all the Scriptures shown,
as yet unseen, but not unknown,
our Saviour and our Lord.
|First Line:||He comes to us as one unknown|
|Title:||He Comes to Us As One Unknown|
|Author:||Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926-)|
|Author, first line:||Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)|
|Scripture:||Genesis 1:1-5; Genesis 6:9-22; Genesis 7:24; Genesis 8:14-19; Genesis 18:1-15; 1 Kings 17:1 - 18:1; 1 Kings 19:1-18; Ezekiel 36:24-28; Ezekiel 37:1-14; Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-52; Luke 24:13-49; John 3:1-17; John 4:5-42; John 9:1-41; John 12:20-36; John 21:1-19|
|Topic:||Call and Vocation; Advent; Easter (third Sunday)1 more...|
|Source:||The Quest of the Historical Jesus, 1910|
|Notes:||Alt tune: REPTON 455, repeating last phrase|
|Copyright:||© 1984 Hope Publishing Co.|
|Name:||LOBT GOTT, IHR CHRISTEN|
|Composer:||Nikolaus Herman (1480?-1561)|
|Adapter and Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)|