"Hail, Thou Source of Every Blessing"
                   by Basil Woodd, 1760-1831
                                 Text From:
                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1.Hail, Thou Source of every blessing,
        Sovereign Father of mankind!
        Gentiles now, Thy grace possessing,
        In Thy courts admission find.
        Grateful now we fall before Thee,
        In Thy Church obtain a place,
        Now by faith behold Thy glory,
        Praise Thy truth, adore Thy grace.

        2. Once far off, but now invited,
        We approach Thy sacred throne;
        In Thy covenant united,
        Reconciled, redeemed, made one.
        Now revealed to Eastern sages,
        See the Star of Mercy shine;
        Mystery hid in former ages,
        Mystery great of love divine.

        3. Hail, Thou all-inviting Savior!
        Gentiles now their offerings bring;
        In Thy temples seek Thy favor,
        Jesus Christ, our Lord and King.
        May we, body, soul, and spirit,
        Live devoted to Thy praise,
        Glorious realms of bliss inherit,
        Grateful anthems ever raise!

Notes: Hymn #129 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 2:11 Author: Basil Woodd, c. 1810 Tune: "O Durchbrecher" 1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Halle, 1704
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