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Come Thou, O come; Sweetest and kindliest

Come Thou, O come; Sweetest and kindliest

Adapter: Gerard Moultrie; Author: Saint Anselm
Tune: HERSTMONCEUX
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Come thou, oh, come:
Sweetest and kindliest,
Giver of tranquil rest
Unto the weary soul;
In all anxiety
With power from heaven on high.

2 Come thou, oh, come:
Help in the hour of need,
Strength of the broken reed,
Guide of each lonely one;
Orphans' and widows' stay,
Who tread in life's hard way.

3 Come thou, oh, come:
Glorious and shadow-free,
Star of the stormy sea,
Light of the tempest-tost;
Harbor our souls to save
When hope upon the wave
Is lost.

4 Come thou, oh, come:
Joy in life's narrow path,
Hope in the hour of death,
Come, Blessed Spirit, come;
Lead thou us tenderly,
Till we shall find with thee
Our home.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #428

Adapter: Gerard Moultrie

Moultrie, Gerard, M.A., son of the Rev. John Moultrie, was born at Rugby Rectory, Sept. 16, 1829, and educated at Rugby and Exeter College, Oxford (B.A. 1851, M.A. 1856). Taking Holy Orders, he became Third Master and Chaplain in Shrewsbury School; Chaplain to the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, 1855-59; curate of Brightwaltham, 1859; and of Brinfield, Berks, 1860; Chaplain of the Donative of Barrow Gurney, Bristol, 1864: Vicar of Southleigh, 1869, and Warden of St. James's College, Southleigh,1873. He died April 25, 1885. His publications include: 1) The Primer set forth at large for the use of the Faithful. In Family and Private Prayer. Edited from the Post Reformation editions, 1864. (2) Hymns and Lyrics for the Seasons and Saint… Go to person page >

Author: Saint Anselm

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Text Information

First Line: Come Thou, O come; Sweetest and kindliest
Adapter: Gerard Moultrie
Author: Saint Anselm
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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Hymn Tunes #49

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d120

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Laudes Domini #428

Songs of the Spirit #d98

Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d44

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d43

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The Catholic Hymnal #86

The Choral Hymnal #d37

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #406

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The Hymnal of Praise #125

The New Hymnal of Praise #d58

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The New Laudes Domini #520

The Student Hymnary #d59

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