Scripture Verse

The kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared. Titus 3:4

Introduction

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John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Un­known au­thor, be­tween the 10th & 13th Cen­tur­ies (A Pa­tre Uni­ge­ni­tus). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Tho­mas B. Pol­lock in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern (HAM), 1889, and re­cast by the com­pil­ers of HAM in 1904.

Music: Tri­ni­ty Col­lege John B. Dykes (1823–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas B. Pollock (1836–1896)

Lyrics

The Fa­ther’s sole be­got­ten Son
Was born, the vir­gin’s Child, on earth;
His cross for us ad­op­tion won,
The life and grace of se­cond birth.

Forth from the height of Heav’n He came,
In form of man with man abode;
Redeemed His world from death and shame,
The joys of end­less life be­stowed.

Redeemer, come with pow­er be­nign,
Dwell in the souls that look for Thee;
O let Thy light with­in us shine
That we may Thy sal­va­tion see.

Abide with us, O Lord, we pray,
Dispel the gloom of doubt and woe;
Wash ev­ery stain of guilt away,
Thy ten­der heal­ing grace be­stow.

Lord, Thou hast come, and well we know
That Thou wilt like­wise come again;
Thy king­dom shield from ev­ery foe,
Thy hon­or and Thy rule main­tain.

Eternal glo­ry, Lord, to Thee,
Whom, now re­vealed, our hearts adore;
To God the Fa­ther glo­ry be,
And Ho­ly Spi­rit ev­er­more.