194. Come, let us to the Lord our God

1 Come, let us to the Lord our God
with contrite hearts return;
our God is gracious, nor will leave
the desolate to mourn.

2 God's voice commands the tempest forth
and stills the stormy wave;
God's arm is strong and swift to strike,
but also strong to save.

3 The night of sorrow long has reigned,
but dawn shall bring us light:
God shall appear, and we shall rise
with gladness in God's sight.

4 Then let us know, let us press on
to know our God the Lord,
whose coming is as sure as dawn,
whose name shall be adored.

5 As dew upon the tender grass
diffusing fragrance round,
as rain that ushers in the spring
and cheers the thirsty ground,

6 so shall God's presence bless our souls
and shed a joyful light,
that hallowed morn shall chase away
the sorrows of the night.

Text Information
First Line: Come, let us to the Lord our God
Title: Come, let us to the Lord our God
Author: John Morison, 1750-1798 (alt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Canticles and Scripture Paraphrases; Church Year: Lent; Comfort / Consolation (4 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrase
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BELMONT
Tune Information
Composer: Neil Dougall, 1776-1862
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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