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Text:O Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, Our Lord
Author (st. 1, 2):Adam Drese
Author (st. 3, 4):Johann A. Freylinghausen
Translator (st. 1, 2):John Swertner
Translator (st. 3, 4):John Gambold
Tune:SEELENBRÄUTIGAM
Composer:Adam Drese

473. O Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, Our Lord

1 O Eternal Word,
Jesus Christ, our Lord!
While the hosts of heav'n adore you,
we with awe fall down before you,
and with rapture raise
songs of love and praise.

2 God and man indeed,
comfort in all need,
you became a Man of sorrows,
to gain life eternal for us
by your precious blood,
Jesus, man and God.

3 Holy is your name!
Who can make this claim?
Source of rest and consolation,
life, and light, and full salvation;
Son of God your name,
none can make this claim.

4 By your Spirit’s light
teach me, Lord, aright,
that I watch and pray with fervor,
trusting you, my soul’s preserver;
love unfeigned, O Lord,
unto me afford.

Text Information
First Line: O Eternal Word
Title: O Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, Our Lord
Author (st. 1, 2): Adam Drese (c. 1690)
Translator (st. 1, 2): John Swertner (1789)
Author (st. 3, 4): Johann A. Freylinghausen (1704)
Translator (st. 3, 4): John Gambold (1754, alt.)
Meter: 5.5.8.8.5.5. Trochaic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Son and Redeemer; Christ; Christ--Atonement (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SEELENBRÄUTIGAM
Composer: Adam Drese (1698, earlier form)
Meter: 5.5.8.8.5.5. Trochaic
Key: G Major
Notes: 68 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns



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