"Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures"
                    by Adam of St. Victor, d. 1172 or 1192
                   Translated by Robert Campbell, 1814-1868
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.206

          1. Christians, come, in sweetest measures
          Sing of those who spread the treasures
          In the holy Gospels shrined;
          Blessed tidings of salvation,
          Peace on earth their proclamation,
          Love from God to lost mankind.

          2. See the rivers four that gladden
          With their streams the better Eden,
          Planted by our Savior dear.
          Christ the fountain, these the waters.
          Drink, O Zion's sons and daughters;
          Drink and find salvation here.

          3. Here our souls, by Jesus sated,
          More and more shall be translated
          Earth's temptations far above;
          Freed from sin's abhorred dominion,
          Soaring on angelic pinion,
          They shall reach the Source of love.

          4. Then shall thanks and praise ascending
          For Thy mercies without ending
          Rise to Thee, O Savior blest.
          With Thy gracious aid defend us,
          Let Thy guiding light attend us,
          Bring us to Thy place of rest.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #282 Text: Gen. 2:10 Author: Adam of St. Victor, c. 1150, cento Translated by: Robert Campbell, 1850, alt. Titled: "Iucundare, plebs fidelis" Composer: Johann B. Koenig, 1738 Tune: "Alles ist an Gottes Segen"
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