I Come The Great Redeemer Cries

“I come,” The great Redeemer cries
“To do Thy will, O Lord!”
At Jordan’s flood, behold! He seals
The sure prophetic word.

“Thus it becomes Us to fulfill
All righteousness,” He said;
He spake obedient, and beneath
The yielding wave was laid.

Hark! a glad voice – the Father speaks;
From heaven’s exalted height;
“This is my Son, my well-belov’d,
In whom I do delight.”

Jesus! the Saviour, well belov’d!
His Name we will profess,
Like Him, desirous to fulfill
Each law of righteousness.

No more we’ll count ourselves our own,
But his in bonds of love;
O! may such bonds for ever draw
Our souls to things above.

Words: The Christian Hymnbook, 1865.
Tune:This Endris Nyght” Medieval English Carol, 15th C.

Meter: 86.86


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
This entry was posted in 1. The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River, Authorship Debated, Unknown, To Be Determined, Christmas, Holy Baptism, The Church Year, The Holy Rosary, The Lord's Baptism, The Luminous Mysteries, The Sacraments. Bookmark the permalink.

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