"Once He Came in Blessing"
                        by Johann Roh, ?-1547
              Translated by Catherine Winkworth,1829-1878
                              Text From:
           (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.60

        1. Once He came in blessing,
        All our ills redressing;
        Came in likeness lowly,
        Son of God most holy;
        Bore the cross to save us,
        Hope and freedom gave us.

        2. Still He comes within us,
        Still His voice would win us
        From the sins that hurt us;
        Would to Truth convert us
        From our foolish errors
        Ere He comes in terrors.

        3. Thus, if thou hast known Him,
        Not ashamed to own Him,
        But wilt trust Him boldly
        Nor dost love Him coldly,
        He will then receive thee,
        Heal thee, and forgive thee.

        4. He who thus endureth
        Bright reward secureth.
        Come, then, O Lord Jesus,
        From our sins release us;
        Let us here confess Thee
        Till in heaven we bless Thee.

Notes: Hymn #74 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 4:18 Author: Johann Roh, 1544, cento Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863 Titled: "Gottes Sohn is kommen" Composer: Michael Weisse, 1531 Tune: "Gottes Sohn is kommen"
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