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Come Thou now, and be among us

Full Text

1 Come Thou now, and be among us,
Lord and Maker, while we pray:
Let Thy presence fill the temple
Which we dedicate to-day;
And, Thyself its Consecrator,
Dwell within its walls alway.

2 Grant that all Thy faithful people
May Thy truer temple be;
Neither flesh, nor soul, nor spirit,
Know another Lord than Thee;
But, to Thee once dedicated,
Serve Thee everlastingly.

3 Bright be here the Monarch's altar,
With the presents that we bring;
Held in holy veneration,
Rich with many an offering;
Ever hallowed, ever quiet,
Ever dear to God its King.

4 Here our souls, as Thy true altars,
Deign to hallow and to bless,
O Thou future Judge of all men,
With Thy grace and holiness:
That Thy gifts sent down from heaven,
We may evermore possess.

5 Praise and honor to the Father;
Praise and honor to the Son;
Praise and honor to the Spirit;
Ever Three, and ever One;
Consubstantial, Co-eternal,
While unending ages run.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #242

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come Thou now, and be among us
Latin Title: Urbs beata Hierusalem
Translator: J. M. Neale
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

SICILIAN MARINERS

SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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ORIEL (Ett)


REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #262Page Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #491TextPage Scan
Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #295TextPage Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #293Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #293TextPage Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #242TextPage Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d117
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #292Page Scan
The Book of Worship #282Page Scan
The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #161Page Scan
The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d79
The Lutheran Hymnary #131TextPage Scan



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