Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne

Representative Text

1 Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne,
Where Thy redeemed behold Thy face.
Enter this temple, now Thine own,
And let Thy glory fill the place.

2 We praise Thee that to-day we see
Its sacred walls before Thee stand;
'Tis Thine for us; 'tis ours for Thee;
Reared by Thy kind assisting hand.

3 Oft as returns the day of rest,
Let heartfelt worship here ascend;
With Thine own joy fill every breast,
With Thine own power Thy word attend.

4 Here in the dark and sorrowing day,
Bid Thou the throbbing heart be still;
Oh, wipe the mourner's tears away,
And give new strength to meet Thy will.

5 When round the Board Thine own shall meet,
And keep the feast of dying love,
Be our communion ever sweet
With Thee, and with Thy Church above.

6 Come, faithful Shepherd, feed Thy sheep;
In Thine own arms the lambs enfold;
Give help to climb the heavenward steep,
Till Thy full glory we behold.

Author: Ray Palmer

Ray Palmer (b. Little Compton, RI, 1808; d. Newark, NJ, 1887) is often considered to be one of America's best nineteenth-century hymn writers. After completing grammar school he worked in a Boston dry goods store, but a religious awakening prodded him to study for the ministry. He attended Yale College (supporting himself by teaching) and was ordained in 1835. A pastor in Congregational churches in Bath, Maine (1835-1850), and Albany, New York (1850-1865), he also served as secretary of the American Congregational Union (1865-1878). Palmer was a popular preacher and author, writing original poetry as well as translating hymns. He published several volumes of poetry and hymns, including Sabbath Hymn Book (1858), Hymns and Sacred Pieces (1865… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne
Author: Ray Palmer (1876)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne. B. Palmer. [Dedication of a Place of Worship.] Included in his Poetical Works, 1876, p. 78, and dated 1875.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #455

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The Church Hymnal #297b

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The Church Hymnal #297b

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a557

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #297

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The Hymnal #297a

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The Lutheran Hymnal #634

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