510. A Multitude Comes from the East and the West

1 A multitude comes from the east and the west
To 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 O God, let us hear when our Shepherd shall 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!

3 All trials are then like a dream that is past,
Forgotten all trouble and mourning.
All questions and doubts have been answered at last,
When rises the light of that morning.
Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

4 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: A multitude comes from the east and the west
Title: A Multitude Comes from the East and the West
Author: Magnus Brostrup Landstad, 1802-80
Translator: Peter O. Strömme, 1856-1921
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 11 9 11 9 9
Scripture: Matthew 8:11-12; Psalm 107:2-9; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 2:10
Topic: End Times
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DER MANGE SKAL KOMME
Meter: 11 9 11 9 9
Key: a minor
Source: Swedish, 1694



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