Come, O Thou God of Grace

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1 Come, O Thou God of grace,
Make this a holy place
Where Christ is heard.
Draw ev'ry heart to Thee,
And may our worship be
Lives offered pure and free
To Christ, our Lord!

2 Be in each song of praise,
Which here Thy people raise
With hearts aflame!
Let every anthem rise
Like incense to the skies,
A joyful sacrifice
To Thy blest Name!

3 Speak, O eternal Lord,
Out of Thy living Word,
O give success!
Do Thou the truth impart
Unto each waiting heart;
Source of all strength Thou art;
Thy gospel bless!

4 To the great One in Three
Glory and praises be
In love now giv'n!
Glad songs to Thee we sing,
Glad hearts to Thee we bring,
Till we our God and King
Shall praise in heav'n!

Source: Hymns of the Church #1

Author: William E. Evans

Evans, William Edwin, born at Baltimore, July 11, 1851. He is a Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, has held several pastorates, and has been Chaplain at Randolph-Macon College. Of his verses contributed to various periodicals, "Come, O Thou God of grace" [Dedication of a Place of Worship] is given in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, O Thou God of grace
Title: Come, O Thou God of Grace
Author: William E. Evans
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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