Son of God, Eternal Savior

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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 Bind us all as one together
in your Church’s sacred fold,
weak and healthy, poor and wealthy,
sad and joyful, young and old.
Is there want or pain or sorrow?
Make us all the burden share.
Are there spirits crushed and broken?
Teach us, Lord, to soothe their care.

3 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.

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, O grant our hope’s fruition:
here on earth your will be done.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #729

Author: Somerset Corry Lowry

Lowry, Somerset Corry, M.A., son of James Corry Lowry, Q.C., of Rockdale, Dungannon, Ireland, b. in 1855, and educated at Repton and Trin. Hall, Camb., B.A. 1877, M.A. 1880. Ordained in 1879 to the Curacy of Doncaster. Subsequently Vicar of North Holmwood, Surrey, 1891-1900, and of St. Augustin's, Bournemouth, from 1900. He has published The Work of the Holy Spirit, 1894; Convalescence, 1897; Lessons from the Passion, 1899, &c. His hymns include:— 1. Behold, Lord! how the nations rage, [In Time of War.] Written "For Use during the War between Russia and Japan," in 1904, and printed as a leaflet by Jarvis & Co., Bournemouth. 2. Lord, while afar our brothers fight. [In Time of War.] Written at Holmwood, Surrey, in 1899, after… Go to person page >



IN BABILONE is a traditional Dutch melody that appeared in Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), c. 1710. Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) discovered this tune as arranged by Julius Rontgen (b. Leipzig, Germany, 1855; d. Utrecht,…

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Ambassador Hymnal #490


Ancient and Modern #781

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #667


Christian Worship (1993) #492


Christian Worship #729

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #527


Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #468

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Common Praise #573a


Common Praise #573b

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CPWI Hymnal #262

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #655

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #161

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #132

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #102

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #468


Lutheran Service Book #842

Lutheran Worship #394

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Moravian Book of Worship #648

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Rejoice in the Lord #479


Sampler #717

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #637


The Cyber Hymnal #6006

The New Century Hymnal #542

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The New English Hymnal #498


Together in Song #606

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