Gracious King enthroned above

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1. Gracious King enthroned above,
I would come to Thee;
Longing for Thy smile of love,
Lord, I come to Thee.
Help of all our helpless race,
All our hope is in Thy grace;
Show to me Thy smiling face--
Lord, I come to Thee.

2. In the merit of Thy Son,
Lord, I come to Thee;
Christ for me hast favor won--
Lord, I come to Thee.
Let me now be reconciled,
Though a wand'rer from the wild;
O receive me as a child--
Lord, I come to Thee.

3. With the Spirit for my guide,
Lord, I come to Thee;
All myself in Thee to hide,
Lord, I come to Thee.
Cares unbidden fill my breast;
Sorrow has my soul oppressed;
Give a fainting pilgrim rest-
Lord, I come to Thee.

4. Wash me in the cleansing flood--
Lord, I come to Thee;
Make me white in Jesus' blood--
Lord, I come to Thee.
Lord of love, bid sorrow cease;
Source of joy, my joy increase;
Father, fill my soul with peace,
For I come to Thee.


Source: The New Christian Hymnal #217

Author: John W. Wayland

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