1 How sweetly flowed the gospel sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
When listening thousands gathered round,
And joy and gladness filled the place!
2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,
To heaven he led his followers' way;
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke,
Unveiling an immortal day.
3 Come, wanderers, to my Father's home;
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest:
Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come,
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest!
4 Decay then, tenements of dust;
Pillars of earthly pride, decay:
A nobler mansion waits the just,
And Jesus has prepared the way.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #178