297a. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne
Author: R. Palmer
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Consecration of Churches
Tune Information
Composer: I. Pleyel
Meter: L. M.

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