“I come,” the great Redeemer cries (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The carol in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-13).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The carol in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: “I come,” the great Redeemer cries
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: This Endris Nyght
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredCarol   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)


Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Words from Christian Hymnbook, 1865

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

“I come,” the great Redeemer cries,
“to do thy will, O Lord!”
At Jordan’s stream, behold! He seals
the sure prophetic word.

“Thus it becomes us to fulfill
all righteousness,” he said.
Then, faithful to the Lord’s commands,
through Jordan’s flood was led.

Hark, a glad voice! The Father speaks
from heaven’s exalted height:
“This is my Son, my well-beloved
in whom I take delight.”

The Savior Jesus, well-beloved!
His Name we will profess,
like him desirous to fulfill
God’s will in righteousness.

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