Our monthly vespers service at Church of the Redeemer in December features an Advent cantata by William Roger Price (b. 1959) based on the hymn “Savior of the Nations, Come.” The service offers a time of peaceful contemplation in the busy holiday season.
Come, join us Sunday, December 3 at 7:00 pm at Church of the Redeemer, 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. For more information, call (425) 486-3777 or send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savior of the Nations, Come
The original author of the “Savior of the Nations, Come,”was St. Ambrose (c. 340-397). The translator to English was the Rev. William M. Reynolds (1812-1876).
Savior of the nations, come,
virgin’s Son, make here Thy home!
Marvel now, O heav’n and earth,
that the Lord chose such a birth.
Not by human flesh and blood,
but the Spirit of our God,
was the Word of God made flesh–
woman’s Offspring, pure and fresh.
Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child
Of the Virgin undefiled!
Though by all the world disowned,
still to be in heav’n enthroned.
From the Father forth He came
and returneth to the same,
captive leading death and hell–
high the song of triumph swell!
Thou the Father’s only Son,
hast o’er sin the vict’ry won.
Boundless shall Thy kingdom be;
when shall we its glories see?
Brightly doth Thy manger shine,
glorious is its light divine.
Let not sin o’er cloud this light;
ever be our faith thus bright.
Praise to God the Father sing,
Praise to God the Son, our King,
Praise to God the Spirit be
Ever and eternally.