Hail, Thou Source of Every Blessing   1 comment

The Journey of the Magi, by James Tissot

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Translated from the original German text by the Reverend Basil Wood (1760-1831), in 1813

Hymn Source = American Lutheran Hymnal (1930), of the American Lutheran Church (1930-1960)

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1.  Hail, Thou Source of ev’ry blessing,

Sov’reign Father of mankind!

Gentiles now, Thy grace possessing,

In Thy courts admission find.

Grateful now we fall before Thee,

In Thy Church obtain a place;

Now by faith behold Thy glory,

Praise Thy trugh, adore Thy grace.

2.  Once, far off, but now invited,

We approach Thy sacred throne;

In Thy covenant united,

Reconciled, redeemed, made one.

Now revealed to eastern sages,

See the star of mercy shine;

Myst’ry hid in former ages,

Myst’ry great of love divine.

3.  Hail, Thou all-inviting Savior!

Gentiles now their off’rings bring,

In Thy temple seek Thy favor,

Jesus Christ, our Lord and King.

May we, body, soul, and spirit,

Live devoted to Thy praise,

Glorious realms of bliss inherit,

Grateful anthems ever raise.

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