102. Savior of the Nations, Come

Text Information
First Line: Savior of the nations, come
Title: Savior of the Nations, Come
Author (attributed to): Ambrose of Milan (4th cent.)
Translator (Stanza 1, English): William Morton Reynolds (1850, alt.)
Paraphraser (German): Martin Luther (1523)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Scripture: Psalm 68:18; Proverbs 8:24; Luke 2:6-7; Ephesians 4:8
Topic: Jesus Christ: Advent
Source: English trans. stanzas 2–4, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, 2006
Language: English
Copyright: English Trans. St. 2–4 © 2006 Augsburg Fortress
Tune Information
Name: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND
Harmonizer: Sethus Calvisius (1594)
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Key: g minor
Source: Erfurt Enchiridion, 1524


Text Information:

Though some hymns attributed to Ambrose are doubtful, this one seems rather surely to be by him. Luther’s German version (commemorated in the tune name) dropped one syllable from each line of the Latin text, giving the hymn its characteristically declarative Lutheran form.


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