Now hail we our Redeemer

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1 Now hail we our Redeemer,
Eternal Son of God,
Born in the flesh to save us,
And cleanse us in His blood.
The Morning Star ascendeth,
Light to the world He lendeth,
Our Guide in grief and gloom.

2 A man, of God begotten,
Brought in the age of grace;
Lo, all the earth is radiant
With light, and hope, and peace.
Our prison He demolished,
Death’s power He abolished,
And opened heaven’s gate.

3 O Jesus, grant us mercy,
And grace on us bestow,
To walk by Thine own guidance,
Thy saving truth to know.
For Thee our hearts are yearning,
From worldly pleasures turning
Unto Thy righteousness.

4 Into Thy hand the Father
Gave all, that we might be
In bonds of faith united,
And dedicate to Thee,
A people through Thy merit
Entitled to inherit
Thy realm eternally.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #21

Translator (into Swedish): Olavus Petri

Olof Persson, sometimes Petersson (January 6, 1493 – April 19, 1552), better known under the Latin form of his name, Olaus Petri (or less commonly, Olavus Petri), was a clergyman, writer, judge and major contributor to the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

Translator (into English): Ernst Wilhelm Olson

Ernst Olson was born on March 16, 1870 in Skåne, Sweden. His family emigrated to America in 1875 where he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He worked for Swedish newspapers, and for a publisher in Chicago, and later became editor of the Augustana Book Concern (1911-49). He wrote four original hymns, and translated almost 30 more. In 1948, the King of Sweden made Olson a knight of the Royal Order of Vasa. He died on October 6, 1958 in Chicago. NN, from Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

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First Line: Now hail we our Redeemer
Swedish Title: Förlossningen är vunnen
Translator (into Swedish): Olavus Petri
Author: St. Ambrose
Translator (into English): Ernst Wilhelm Olson
Source: Latin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain; Public Domain



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