II.XXX. Come, we that love the Lord

[1 Come, we that love the Lord,
And let your Joys be known;
Join in a Song with sweet Accord,
And thus surround the Throne.

2 The Sorrows of the Mind
Be banish'd from the Place!
Religion never was design'd
To make our Pleasure less.]

3 Let those refuse to sing
That never knew our God,
But Fav'rites of the Heav'nly King
May speak their Joys abroad.

[4 The God that rules on high,
And thunders when he please,
That rides upon the stormy Sky,
And manages the Seas.]

5 This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our Love,
Thou shall send down his heav'nly Pow'rs
To carry us above.

6 There we shall see his Face,
And never, never sin;
There, from the Rivers of thy Grace,
Drink endless Pleasures in.

7 Yes, and before we rise
To that immortal State,
The Thoughts of such amazing Bliss.
Should constant Joys create.

8 The Men of Grace have found
Glory begun below;
Celestial Fruits on earthly Ground
From Faith and Hope may grow.

9 The Hill of Sion yields
A thousand sacred Sweets,
Before we reach the heav'nly Fields,
Or walk the golden Streets.

10 Then let our Songs abound,
And ev'ry Tear be dry;
We're marching through Immanuel's Ground,
To fairer Worlds on high.

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First Line: Come, we that love the Lord
Publication Date: 1766
Topic: Heavenly Joy on Earth; Paradise on Earth; Pleasure of Religion
Language: English
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