Son of God, Eternal Savior

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1 Son of God, eternal Saviour,
source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
hallows all our human race,
thou, our Head, who, throned in glory,
for thine own dost ever plead,
fill us with thy love and pity;
heal our wrongs, and help our need.

2 As thou, Lord, hast lived for others,
so may we for others live;
freely have thy gifts been granted,
freely may thy servants give:
thine the gold and thine the silver,
thine the wealth of land and sea,
we but stewards of thy bounty,
held in solemn trust for thee.

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 thy patient years of toiling,
by thy silent hours of pain,
quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
shame our selfish greed of gain.

4 Son of God, eternal Saviour,
source of life and truth and grace,
Son of Man, whose birth incarnate
hallows all our human race,
thou who prayedst, thou who willest,
that thy people should be one,
grant, O grant our hope's fruition:
here on earth thy will be done.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #781

Author: Somerset Corry Lowry

Lowry, Somerset Corry, M.A., son of James Corry Lowry, Q.C., of Rockdale, Dungannon, Ireland, b. in 1855, and educated at Repton and Trin. Hall, Camb., B.A. 1877, M.A. 1880. Ordained in 1879 to the Curacy of Doncaster. Subsequently Vicar of North Holmwood, Surrey, 1891-1900, and of St. Augustin's, Bournemouth, from 1900. He has published The Work of the Holy Spirit, 1894; Convalescence, 1897; Lessons from the Passion, 1899, &c. His hymns include:— 1. Behold, Lord! how the nations rage, [In Time of War.] Written "For Use during the War between Russia and Japan," in 1904, and printed as a leaflet by Jarvis & Co., Bournemouth. 2. Lord, while afar our brothers fight. [In Time of War.] Written at Holmwood, Surrey, in 1899, after… Go to person page >

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IN BABILONE

IN BABILONE is a traditional Dutch melody that appeared in Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), c. 1710. Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) discovered this tune as arranged by Julius Rontgen (b. Leipzig, Germany, 1855; d. Utrecht,…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6006
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Small Church Music #5988
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Instances

Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #490
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #781Text
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #492Text
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #527
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #468Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #573aPage Scan
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #573b
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #655TextPage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #132
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #102Text
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #667
Lutheran Service Book #842Text
Lutheran Worship #394
Moravian Book of Worship #648TextPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #479TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1930Audio
Small Church Music #5988Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6006TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #542
The New English Hymnal #498Page Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #606
Include 35 pre-1979 instances



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