Hail, thou Source of every blessing
Hail, thou source of every blessing,
sovereign Father of mankind!
Gentiles now, thy grace possessing,
in thy courts admission find.
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.
Hail, thou universal Savior!
Gentiles now their offerings bring,
in thy temple seek thy favor,
Jesus Christ, our Lord and King.
Words: Basil Woodd (1760-1831)
Music: Rex gloriae, Redhead No. 46
Meter: 87 87 D
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