1 Come forth with twice-anointed feet,
And head that waits a second crown,
Thou art more living than the love
Of those who gently laid Thee down!
Pain is their life, Thy grave their cross,
They grieve, they sigh, they faint for Thee;
Come forth, and make time’s bitterest loss
The joy of their eternity.
2 Sinner and saint have loved Thee well;
With ointment pure and purer yet
They have anointed Thee, Thy feet
With heaviest rain of tears were wet;
The sinner wept away her sins,
The saint held cheap her costly gift;
Arise, Thou lover of both, and each
To Heav’n and higher Heaven lift.
3 Crowned but with thorns, Thy timid friends
Who found Thee where to lay Thy head,
From secret into open love
Arose at once when Thou wert dead;
With blood-anointed brow come forth,
And wear Thy shining second crown;
Then into gentleness shall rise
The world that roughly cast Thee down.
Lynch, Thomas Toke, was born at Dunmow, Essex, July 5, 1818, and educated at a school at Islington, in which he was afterwards an usher. For a few months he was a student at the Highbury Independent College; but withdrew, partly on account of failing health, and partly because his spirit was too free to submit to the routine of College life. From 1847 to 1849 he was Minister of a small charge at Highgate, and from 1849 to 1852 of a congregation in Mortimer Street, which subsequently migrated to Grafton Street, Fitzroy Square. From 1856 to 1859 he was laid aside by illness. In 1860 he resumed his ministry with his old congregation, in a room in Gower Street, where he remained until the opening of his new place of worship, in 1862, (Morningto… Go to person page >
Display Title: Come Forth With Twice-Anointed FeetFirst Line: Come forth with twice-anointed feetTune Title: SWEET HOURAuthor: Thomas T. LynchMeter: LMDSource: The Rivulet (3rd ed, enl.) (London: Longmans, Green, Readyer & Dyer, 1868)