5242. The Only Son from Heaven

1. The only Son from Heaven,
Foretold by ancient seers,
By God, the Father, given,
In human shape appears;
No sphere His light confining,
No star so brightly shining
As He, our morning star.

2. O time of God appointed,
O bright and holy morn!
He comes, the king anointed,
The Christ, the virgin born;
His home on earth He maketh,
And man of Heaven partaketh,
Of life again an heir.

3. O Lord, our hearts awaken
To know and love Thee more,
In faith to stand unshaken,
In spirit to adore,
That we still heavenward hasting,
Yet here Thy joy foretasting,
May reap its fullness there.

Text Information
First Line: The only Son from Heaven
Title: The Only Son from Heaven
German Title: Herr Christ, der enig Gotts Sohn
Author: Elisabethe V. Cruciger (1524)
Translator (from German): Arthur T. Russell
Language: English
Source: Eyn Enchiridion (Erfurt, Germany: 1524); translation in Psalms and Hymns, 1851, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Unknown
Incipit: 11321 75634 23211
Key: G Major
Source: Erfurt, Germany: 1524
Copyright: Public Domain

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