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2608. How Sweetly Flowed the Gospel's Sound

1. How sweetly flowed the Gospel’s sound
From lips of gentleness and grace
While listening thousands gathered round,
And joy and gladness filled the place!

2. From Heav’n He came, of Heav’n He spoke,
To Heaven He led His followers’ way;
Dark clouds of gloomy night He broke,
Unveiling an immortal day.

3. Come, wanderers, to My Father’s home;
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest.
Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come,
Obey Thee, love Thee, and be blest.

4. Decay, then, tenements of dust!
Pillars of earthly pride, decay!
A nobler mansion waits the just,
And Jesus has prepared the way.

Text Information
First Line: How sweetly flowed the Gospel's sound
Title: How Sweetly Flowed the Gospel's Sound
Author: John Bowring (1823)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Matins and Vespers, 1823
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. BONIFACE (Barnby)
Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896
Meter: LM
Incipit: 33453 23117 65565
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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