"Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures" by Adam of St. Victor, d. 1172 or 1192 Translated by Robert Campbell, 1814-1868 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (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.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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