1 How sweet and awesome is the place
with Christ within the doors,
while everlasting love displays
the choicest of her stores.
2 While all our hearts and all our songs
join to admire the feast,
each of us cries, with thankful tongue,
"Lord, why was I a guest?
3 "Why was I made to hear your voice,
and enter while there's room,
when thousands make a wretched choice,
and rather starve than come?"
4 'Twas the same love that spread the feast
that sweetly drew us in;
else we had still refused to taste,
and perished in our sin.
5 Pity the nations, O our God,
constrain the earth to come;
send your victorious Word abroad,
and bring the strangers home.
6 We long to see your churches full,
that all the chosen race
may, with one voice and heart and soul,
sing your redeeming grace.
|First Line:||How sweet and awesome is the place|
|Title:||How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1707; Alt. 1961, 1990, mod.)|
|Topic:||The Way of Salvation: Election; Calling; Church: Christ's Presence in(3 more...)|
|Source:||Old Irish hymn melody; alt. 1990|