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Come, all ye people, come away

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1 Come, all ye people, come away,
Come to our glad and festal day;
Tell of the deeds that God hath wrought
Beyond desert or power of thought.

2 In this fair land our feet are set
Where men of every clime have met;
Almighty God, with his dear hand
Hath kindly led the pilgrim band. A-men.

3 Throughout our life his truth and light
Have been our beacon in the night;
Know we in war and peace his care
Of loved ones far away and near.

4 O God, to thee we bring the meed
Of praise, for help in time of need,
For mercies given by thy Son,
For joys which make our cup o'er-run.

5 Grant us, throughout our earthly day,
To love and serve thee all the way;
To labor for thy Kingdom's spread,
For Christ our Lord, for Christ our Head!

6 Father and Son and Spirit blest,
To thee be every prayer addressed,
Who art in threefold Name adored,
From age to age, the only Lord.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #249a

Author: G. R. Seltzer

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First Line: Come, all ye people, come away
Author: G. R. Seltzer
Language: English



Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d.…

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