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415. Lo, Many Shall Come from the East and the West

1 Lo, many shall come from the East and the West
And sit at the feast of salvation
With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,
Obeying the Lord's invitation.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

2 But they who have always resisted His grace
And on their own virtue depended
Shall then be condemned and cast out from His face,
Eternally lost and unfriended.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

3 Oh, may we all hear when our Shepherd doth call
In accents persuasive and tender,
That, while there is time, we make haste one and all
And find Him, our mighty Defender!
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

4 Oh, that we the throng of the ransomed may swell,
To whom He hath granted remission!
God graciously make us in heaven to dwell
And save us from endless perdition.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

5 God grant that I may, of His infinite love
Remain in His merciful keeping
And sit with the King at His table above,
When here in the grace I am sleeping.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

6 All trials are then like a dream that is past,
Forgotten all trouble and sorrow;
All questions and doubts have been answered at last;
Then dawneth eternity's morrow.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

7 The heavens shall ring with an anthem more grand
Than ever on earth was recorded;
The blest of the Lord shall receive at His hand
The crown to the victors awarded.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!


Text Information
First Line: Lo, many shall come from the East and the West
Title: Lo, Many Shall Come from the East and the West
Norwegian Title: Der mange skal komme fra öst og fra vest
Translator: Peer O. Strömme (1909)
Author: Magnus B. Landstad (1861)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): New Obedience
Tune Information
Key: b minor
Source: "Then Swenska Psalmboken," Stockholm, 1695

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