God's Own Son Most Holy

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1 God's own Son most holy
Came a servant lowly,
Came to live among us,
Came to suffer for us,
Bore the cross to save us,
Hope and freedom gave us.

2 Still he comes within us;
Still his voice would win us
From the sins that hurt us,
Would to truth convert us
From our foolish errors
Ere he comes in terrors.

3 Thus, if we have known him
And will not disown him
Nor have loved him coldly
But will trust him boldly,
He will then receive us,
Heal us, and forgive us.

4 Those who then are loyal
Find a welcome royal.
Come, then, O Lord Jesus,
From our sins release us.
Let us here confess you
Till in heav'n we bless you.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #17

Author: Johann Horn

See Roh, Jan, 1485?-1547 Go to person page >

Translator: Catherine Winkworth

Catherine Winkworth is "the most gifted translator of any foreign sacred lyrics into our tongue, after Dr. Neale and John Wesley; and in practical services rendered, taking quality with quantity, the first of those who have laboured upon German hymns. Our knowledge of them is due to her more largely than to any or all other translators; and by her two series of Lyra Germanica, her Chorale Book, and her Christian Singers of Germany, she has laid all English-speaking Christians under lasting obligation." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: God's own Son most holy
Title: God's Own Son Most Holy
Author: Johann Horn
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6

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