11120. Come, Lord, And Help Me To Rejoice

1 Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice,
In hope that I shall hear Thy voice,
Shall one day see my God;
Shall cease from all my sin and strife,
Shall touch and taste the word of life,
And feel the sprinkled blood.

2 I shall not always make my moan,
Nor worship Thee a God unknown,
But I shall live to prove
Thy people’s rest, and saint’s delight,
The length, and breadth, and depth, and height,
Of Thy redeeming love.

3 I cannot love Thee little, Lord,
Whenever by Thy grace restored,
I taste how good Thou art:
Much shall I love, or not at all,
Forgiven much, I surely shall
Love Thee with all my heart.

4 O glorious hope of perfect love!
It lifts me up to things above;
It bears on eagle’s wings.
It gives my ravished soul a taste,
And makes me for some moments feast
With Jesus’ priests and kings.

5 Rejoicing now in earnest hope,
I stand, and from the mountain top
See all the land below;
Rivers of milk and honey rise,
And all the fruits of paradise
In endless plenty grow.

6 A land of corn, and wine, and oil,
So favored with God’s loving smile,
With every blessing blest;
There dwells the Lord, our righteousness,
And keeps His own in perfect peace,
And everlasting rest.

7 O that I might at once go up,
No more by Jordan’s side to stop,
But now the land possess;
This moment end my legal years,
My sorrows, sins, my doubts and fears,
A howling wilderness!

8 Now, O my Joshua, bring me in,
Cast out my foes; the inbred sin,
The carnal mind remove:
The purchase of Thy death divide,
And O! with all the sanctified
Give me Thy land of love.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Lord, and help me to rejoice
Title: Come, Lord, And Help Me To Rejoice
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 88.68.86.
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems (Bristol, England: Felix Farley, printer, 1742)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1912)
Meter: 88 68.86
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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COME, ALL YE PEOPLE, BLESS OUR GOD (Blue Psalter Hymnal 120)
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