Ere One Creation Pillar Stood

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1 Ere one creation pillar stood,
And what was seen declared as good,
God ordained to
lay a claim to
All who receive His gospel’s breath
Into their ruined heart of death;
Jesus raises souls and praises
Jesus raises souls and praises
Souls and praises.

2 Long rose the angels’ sudden gasp
When heaven’s glory left the grasp
Of our Savior
bound to pay for
God’s awful price of broken law;
Taking the cup, He drank it all.
Sin defaces, blood erases.
Sin defaces, blood erases.
Blood erases.

3 No quest we need, ere truth be found,
To heaven’s heights or underground;
Wisdom pleads us,
"follow Jesus."
Feet of the blessèd carry news.
Faith marks the heart that God will choose.
Truth is sounding, "grace abounding!"
Truth is sounding, "grace abounding!"
"Grace abounding!"

4 God, who man’s eye cannot behold,
Sheds forth His love where hearts unfold
His creation’s
transformation.
Gleaming with light of heaven’s rays,
Parting the darkness with His ways;
See His children, righteous pilgrims.
See His children, righteous pilgrims.
Righteous pilgrims.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11633

Author: Stephen Popovich

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Text Information

First Line: Ere one creation pillar stood
Title: Ere One Creation Pillar Stood
Author: Stephen Popovich (2014)
Meter: 8.8.4.4.7.7 with alleluias
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LASST UNS ERFREUEN

LASST UNS ERFREUEN derives its opening line and several other melodic ideas from GENEVAN 68 (68). The tune was first published with the Easter text "Lasst uns erfreuen herzlich sehr" in the Jesuit hymnal Ausserlesene Catlwlische Geistliche Kirchengesänge (Cologne, 1623). LASST UNS ERFREUEN appeared…

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