At thy command, O Lord, our hope

At thy command, O Lord, our hope

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: ZEPHYR (Bradbury)
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 At thy command, O Lord, our hope,
We come around thy table here;
We break the bread, we bless the cup,
That show thy death, till thou appear.

2 Our faith adores thy bleeding love,
And trusts for life in One that died;
We hope for heavenly crowns above
From a Redeemer crucified.

3 Let the vain world pronounce it shame,
And cast their scandals on thy cause!
We come to boast our Saviour's name,
And make our triumph in his cross.

4 With joy we tell the scoffing age,
He that was dead hath left the tomb;
He lives above their utmost rage,
And we are waiting till he come.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1097

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: At thy command, O Lord, our hope
Author: Isaac Watts
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d74

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H550

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Songs of the Church #648

The Book of Worship #d33

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #381

The Church-Book #d30

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1097

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