299. Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne

1 Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne,
Where Thy redeemed behold Thy face,
Enter this temple, now Thine own,
And let Thy glory fill the place,
And let Thy glory fill the place.

2 We praise Thee that to-day we see
Its sacred walls before Thee stand;
'Tis Thine for us; 'tis ours for Thee;
Reared by Thy kind assisting hand,
Reared by Thy kind assisting hand.

3 Oft as returns the day of rest,
Let heartfelt worship here ascend;
With Thine own joy fill every breast,
With Thine own power Thy word attend,
With Thine own power Thy word attend.

4 Here in the dark and sorrowing day,
Bid Thou the throbbing heart be still;
Oh, wipe the mourner's tears away,
And give new strength to meet Thy will,
And give new strength to meet Thy will.

5 When round the Board Thine own shall meet,
And keep the feast of dying love,
Be our communion ever sweet
With Thee, and with Thy Church above,
With Thee, and with Thy Church above.

6 Come, faithful Shepherd, feed Thy sheep;
In Thine own arms the lambs enfold;
Give help to climb the heavenward steep,
Till Thy full glory we behold,
Till Thy full glory we behold.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne
Author: Ray Palmer (1876)
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Church: Beauty and Glory of; Church: nature of; Churches: Dedication (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ROTHWELL
Composer: William Tans'ur
Meter: L. M.



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