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141. Once He Came in Blessing

1 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.

2 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 error
Ere He comes in terror.

3 Who by faith 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.

Text Information
First Line: Once He came in blessing
Title: Once He Came in Blessing
German Title: Gottes Sohn ist kommen
Author: J. Horn, c. 1490-1547 (abr.)
Translator: C. Winkworth, 1827-78
Meter: 66 66 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Nativity of our Lord
Tune Information
Composer (attr.): M. Weisse, c. 1480-1534
Meter: 66 66 66
Key: E♭ Major

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