I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.@John 12:4
Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878)

Johann Roh, Ein Gesangbuch der Bruder inn Gehemen und Merherrn (Nuremberg, Germany: 1544) (Gottes Sohn ist kommen); translated from German to English by Catherine Winkworth, Chorale Book for England (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1863), number 26.

Gottes Sohn Ist Kommen Michael Weisse, 1531 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Johann Roh (1487–1547)

Once He came in blessing,
All our ills redressing,
Came in likeness lowly,
Son of God most holy;
Bore the cross to save us,
Hope and freedom gave us.

Still He comes within us,
Still His voice would win us
From the sins that hurt us;
Would to truth convert us
From our foolish errors,
Ere He comes in terrors.

Thus if Thou hast known Him,
Not ashamed to own Him,
Nor dost love Him coldly,
But will trust Him boldly,
He will now receive thee,
Heal thee, and forgive thee.

He who well endureth,
Bright reward secureth;
Come, then, O Lord Jesus,
From our sins release us;
Let us here confess Thee,
Till in Heav’n we bless Thee.