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364. Son of God, Eternal Savior

1 Son of God, eternal Savior,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us
Hallows all our human race,
You our head, who, throned in glory,
For your own will ever plead:
Fill us with your love and pity,
Heal our wrongs, and help our need.

2 As you, Lord, have lived for others,
So may we for others live.
Freely have your gifts been granted;
Freely may your servants give.
Yours the gold and yours the silver,
Yours the wealth of land and sea;
We but stewards of your bounty
Held in solemn trust will be.

3 Come, O Christ, and reign among us,
King of love and Prince of Peace;
Hush the storm of strife and passion,
Bid its cruel discords cease.
By your patient years of toiling,
By your silent hours of pain,
Quench our fevered thirst of pleasure,
Stem our selfish greed of gain.

4 Son of God, eternal Savior,
Source of life and truth and grace,
Word made flesh, whose birth among us
Hallows all our human race:
By your praying, by your willing
That your people should be one,
Grant, oh, grant our hope’s fruition:
Here on earth your will be done.

Text Information
First Line: Son of God, eternal Savior
Title: Son of God, Eternal Savior
Author: Somerset C. Lowry, 1855-1932
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Community in Christ; Epiphany 4; Easter 6 (6 more...)
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: IN BABILONE
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major
Source: Dutch folk tune, 18th cent.
Copyright: Setting © F. E. Röntgen



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