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