28 November 2009

God Was There Upon His Throne

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.

Not by human flesh and blood,
By the Spirit of our God
Was the Word of God made flesh -
Woman's offspring, pure and fresh.

Here a maid was found with child,
Yet remained a virgin mild.
In her womb this truth was shown:
God was there upon His throne.

Then stepped forth the Lord of all
From His pure and kingly hall;
God of God, yet fully man,
His heroic course began.

God the Father was His Source,
Back to God He ran His course,
Into hell His road went down,
Back then to His throne and crown.

For You are the Father's Son
Who in flesh the vict'ry won.
By Your mighty pow'r make whole
All our ills of flesh and soul.

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

Glory to the Father sing,
Glory to the Son, our King,
Glory to the Spirit be
Now and through eternity.
LSB 332 - St. Ambrose of Milan, Blessed Martin Luther

1 comment:

Richsheri1 said...

I've always liked this translation of stanza 2:

Not by human pow'r or seed
did the Virgin's womb conceive,
but the Spirit by His pow'r
gave the womb it Fruit, it's Flow'r.

Rich Futrell