Latinised Hymns

When came in flesh the incarnate Word

When came in flesh the incarnate Word,
The heedless world slept on,
And only simple shepherds heard
That God had sent his Son.

When comes the Saviour at the last,
From east to west shall shine
The aweful pomp, and earth aghast
Shall tremble at the sign.

Lord, who could dare see thee descend
In state, unless he knew
Thou art the sorrowing sinner's friend,
The gracious and the true?

Dwell in our hearts, O Saviour blest:
So shall thine advent's dawn
'Twixt us and thee, our bosom-guest,
Be but the veil withdrawn.


Mundum, cum factum est caro,
sopitum iniit
missumque rusticis modo
Verbum apparuit.

Valde tremendus iterum
Salvator veniet,
lustrata quod miraculum
tum terra metuet.

Quis te videre, Domine,
ovantem audeat,
peccantes te diligere
ex corde ni sciat?

Sis tu, Salvator, incola
nostris in cordibus,
ut revelatio mera
adventus sit tuus.

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