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688. A Multitude Comes from the East and the West

1 A multitude comes from the east and the west
To sit at the feast of salvation
With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,
Obeying the Lord's invitation.

2 O God, let us hear when our shepherd shall call
In accents persuasive and tender,
That while there is time we make haste, one and all,
And find him, our mighty defender.

3 All trails shall be like a dream that is past,
Forgotten all trouble and mourning.
All questions and doubts have been answered at last,
When rises the light of that morning.

4 The heavens shall ring with an anthem more grand
Than ever on earth was recorded;
The blest of the Lord shall receive at his hand
The crown to the victors awarded.

Text Information
First Line: A multitude comes from the east and the west
Title: A Multitude Comes from the East and the West
Norwegian Title: Der Mange skal komme fro Öst og fra Vest
Author: Magnus B. Landstad, 1802-1880
Translator: Peer O. Strömme, 1856-1961
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 11 9 11 9
Scripture: Revelation 7:9; Revelation 7:14-17
Topic: Easter 4, Year C; Ordinary Time 21, Year C; Funeral (4 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Robert LeBlanc, b. 1948
Meter: 11 9 11 9
Key: e minor
Copyright: © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.

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