Sunday, November 28, 2010

Savior of the Nations, Come

The lyrics to this beloved Advent hymn were originally written in Latin by St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan in about 370, translated into German by Martin Luther in 1523 and set to music in 1524. The lyrics were eventually translated into English in 1851.

Lyrics of this version:
Savior of the nations, come;
Virgin’s Son,  make here Your home!
Marvel now, O heav'n and earth,
That the Lord chose such a birth.

Here a maid was found with child
Yet remains a virgin mild.
In her womb His truth was shown:
God was set upon His throne.

From the manger newborn light
Shines in glory through the night.
Darkness will no more reside;
In this light faith now abides.



  1. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. i hope you have a blessed day.

  2. lovely! HOPE ya had a fabulous holiday weekend..I'm still

  3. a very blessed Advent season to you!