535. Come, Be Our Hearts' Beloved Guest

1 Come, be our hearts' beloved guest,
our joy beyond all telling,
for only they on earth are blest
with whom thou hast thy dwelling.

2 O keep thy banquet, Lord, with us,
with sinners poor and needy,
since graciously thou callest thus:
"Come, all things now are ready."

3 We open hearts and souls to thee,
Lord Jesus, to receive thee;
for thee we long most ardently;
O may we never leave thee!

Text Information
First Line: Come, be our hearts' beloved guest
Title: Come, Be Our Hearts' Beloved Guest
Author: Lueder Mencken (1698)
Translator: Anonymous
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 8.7.8.7 iambic
Scripture: Luke 19:5; Luke 14:17
Topic: Worldwide Communion
Source: Ach komm, du süsser Herzens-Gast; Moravian hymnals from 1784 (alt.), tr.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ACH GOTT UND HERR
Arranger: J. S. Bach
Meter: 8.7.8.7 iambic
Key: A Major
Source: As hymnodus sacer (1625) (from a melody in)



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