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Now Hail We Our Redeemer   3 comments


Above:  The Hymn Title

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = The Concordia Hymnal (1932), U.S. Lutheran

Original Words by Aurelius Ambrose (340-397), according to tradition

Original Words by Elisabet Cruciger (Circa 1500-1535), according to the companion volume (1985) to The Covenant Hymnal (1973), The Evangelical Covenant Church of America

Swedish Translation by Olavus Petri (1493-1552)

English Translation by Ernst W. Olson (1870-1958)


1.  Now hail we our Redeemer,

Eternal Son of God,

Born in the flesh to save us,

And cleanse us in His blood.

The Morning Star ascendeth,

Light to the world He lendeth,

Our Guide in grief and gloom.

2.  A man, of God begotten,

Brought in the age of grace;

Lo, all the earth is radiant

With light, and hope, and peace.

Our prison He demolished,

Death’s power He abolished,

And opened heaven’s gate.

3.  O Jesus, grant us mercy,

And grace on us bestow,

To walk by Thine own guidance,

Thy saving truth to know.

For Thee our hearts are yearning,

From worldly pleasures turning

Unto Thy righteousness.

4.  Into Thy hand the Father

Gave all, that we might be

In bonds of faith united;

And dedicate to Thee

A people through Thy merit

Entitled to inherit

Thy realm eternally.

O Trinity of Blessed Light   2 comments

Above:  St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Hamilton, Georgia, Trinity Sunday, June 19, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Original words by St. Ambrose of Milan (340-397); English translation by John Mason Neale (1818-1866)


1.  O Trinity of blessed light,

O Unity of princely might,

The fiery sun now goes his way;

Shed thou within our hearts thy ray.

2.  To thee our morning song of praise,

To thee our evening prayer we raise;

Thy glory suppliant we adore

For ever and for evermore.

3.  All laud to God the Father be,

All praise, eternal Son, to thee,

All glory, as it is ever meet,

To God the holy Paraclete.