Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earthAuthor: Walter Russell Bowie (1928)
Tune: MIT FREUDEN ZART
Published in 31 hymnals
Audio files: Recording
1 Lord Christ, when first you came to earth,
upon a cross they bound you,
and mocked your saving kingship's worth
by thorns with which they crowned you.
And still our wrongs may fashion now
new thorns to pierce that steady brow,
and robe of sorrow round you.
2 O awesome Love, which found no room
in life where sin denies you,
and, doomed to death, shall bring to doom
the pow'r which crucifies you,
till not a stone was left on stone,
and all a nation's pride, o'erthrown,
will nevermore defy you!
3 New advent of the love of Christ,
will we again refuse you,
till in the night of hate and war
we perish as we lose you?
From ancient doubts our minds release
to seek the kingdom of your peace,
by which alone we choose you.
4 O wounded hands of Jesus, build
in us your new creation;
our pride is dust, our vaunt is stilled;
we wait your revelation.
O Love that triumphs over loss,
we bring our hearts before your cross;
come, finish your salvation.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #727
|First Line:||Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth|
|Title:||Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st to Earth|
|Author:||Walter Russell Bowie (1928)|
|Copyright:||By permission of the author and of the Oxford University Press|
|Instances (1 - 9 of 9)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #568||Lord Christ, when first you came to earth||Lord Christ, when first you came to earth||Mit Freuden zart||1992|
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #727||Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth||Lord Christ, when first you came to earth||MIT FREUDEN ZART||W. Russell Bowie, 1882-1969||8 7 8 7 8 8 7||2006||Justice, Peace | ; Advent | ; Lent ||
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #598||Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth||Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth||MIT FREUDEN ZART||Walter Russell Bowie, 1882-1969||87. 87. 887||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #387||Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to men||Lord Christ, when first thou cam’st to men||87 87 887||1983|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #7||Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth||Lord Christ, when first You came to earth||MIT FREUDEN ZART||Walter Russell Bowie||22.214.171.124.8.8.7||Matthew 27:28||1990|
|Rejoice in the Lord #608||Lord Christ, When First You Came||Lord Christ, when first you came to earth||NEWNHAM||Walter Russell Bowie||126.96.36.199.88.7||Mark 15:17-18; Matthew 27:28-29; John 19:2; 2 Corinthians 5:17||1985|
|Small Church Music #1868||Mit Freuden Zart||Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to men||MIT FREUDEN ZART||Walter Russell Bowie||188.8.131.52.8.8.7|
|Small Church Music #3193||Elberfeld||Lord Christ, when first Thou cam'st to men||ELBERFELD||Walter Russell Bowie||184.108.40.206.8.8.7|
|Worship (3rd ed.) #438||Lord Christ, When First You Came to Earth||Lord Christ, when first you came to earth||MIT FREUDEN ZART||W. Russell Bowie, 1882-1969||8 7 8 7 88 7||Mark 13:2||1986||Good Friday | ; Cross | ; Humility | ; Jesus Christ | ; Kingdom | ; Love of God for Us | ; New Creation | ; Peace | ; Salvation | ; Social Concern | ; World ||