443. Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell

1 Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell
by faith and love in every breast;
then shall we know, and taste, and feel
the joys that cannot be expressed.

2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,
make our responding souls possess,
and learn the height, and breadth, and length
of your immeasurable grace.

3 Now to the God whose power can do
more than our thoughts or wishes know
be everlasting honours done
by all the church, through Christ his Son.

Text Information
First Line: Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell
Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
Meter: 88.88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ;
Topic: Beginning of Worship; Christian Community; Grace (8 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tallis, c. 1505-85
Meter: 88.88
Key: G Major
Source: Shortened form of melody from Thomas Rvenscroft's 'Psalmes", 1621

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