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.