You Gave Your Only Son

geertgen_tot_sint_jans2c_the_nativity_at_night2c_c_1490O God,
you looked on man when he had fallen to death,
and resolved to redeem him
by giving your only Son.
Grant that all who confess his glorious incarnation
may also be admitted to the fellowship of him, their Redeemer;
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Source: Ambrose

Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

“by giving your only Son” is a reference to John 3:16




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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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