53 Once he came in blessing

The Hymnal 1982 53

Once he came in blessing

gottes sohn ist kommen
Jan Roh, 1485?-1547; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Michael Weisse, d. 1534; Jack W. Burnam, b. 1946

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: not in torment hold us, but in love enfold us.

3 Thus if thou canst name him, not ashamed to claim him, but wilt trust him boldly, nor dost love him coldly, he will then receive thee, heal thee, and forgive thee.

4 One who thus endureth bright reward secureth. Come then, O Lord Jesus, from our sins release us; let us here confess thee, till in heaven we bless thee.

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