516. 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 His voice commands the tempest forth,
And stills the stormy wave;
And, though his arm be strong to smite,
'Tis also strong to save.

3 Long hath the night of sorrow reigned;
The dawn shall bring us light:
God shall appear, and we shall rise
With gladness in his sight.

4 Our hearts, if God we seek to know,
Shall know him, and rejoice;
His coming like the morn shall be,
Like morning songs his voice.

5 As dew upon the tender herb,
Diffusing fragrance round,
As show'rs that usher in the spring,
And cheer the thirsty ground;

6 So shall his presence bless our souls,
And shed a joyful light;
That hallowed morn shall chase away
The sorrows of the night.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come, let us to the Lord our God
Author: John Morison (1781)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Hosea 14:1
Topic: Backsliding; Christian Life: Consolation; Hope (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SOHO
Composer: Sir Joseph Barnby
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major or modal



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