842. Son of God, Eternal Savior

1 Son of God, eternal Savior,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us
Hallows all our human race,
You our Head, who, throned in glory
For Your own will ever plead:
Fill us with Your love and pity,
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

2 As You, Lord, have lived for others,
So may we for others live.
Freely have Your gifts been granted;
Freely may Your servants give.
Yours the gold and Yours the silver,
Yours the wealth of land and sea;
We but stewards of Your bounty
Held in solemn trust will be.

3 Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of Love and Prince of Peace;
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease.
By Your patient years of toiling,
By Your silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Stem our selfish greed of gain.

4 Son of God, eternal Savior,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us
Hallows all our human race:
By your praying, by Your willing,
That Your people should be one,
Grant, O grant our hope’s fruition;
Here on earth Your will be done.

Text Information
First Line: Son of God, eternal Savior
Title: Son of God, Eternal Savior
Author: Somerset T. C. Lowry, 1855-1932
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 87 87 D
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:20-23; Hebrews 7:25; John 13:34-35; John 17:20-21
Topic: Society; Redeemer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Arranger: Henry V. Gerike, b. 1948
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse...Contradanseu, Amsterdam, c. 1710
Copyright: Setting © 2006 Concordia Publishing House



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