1 Jesus came, the heav'ns adoring,
Came with peace from realms on high;
Jesus came to win redemption,
Lowly came on earth to die;
Came in deep humility.
2 Jesus comes again in mercy
When our hearts are worn with care;
Jesus comes again in answer
To an earnest, heart-felt prayer;
Comes to save us from despair.
3 Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,
Bringing news of sins forgiv'n;
Jesus comes with words of gladness,
Leading souls redeemed to heav'n.
Hope to all the world is giv'n.
4 Jesus comes in joy and sorrow,
Shares alike our hopes and fears;
Jesus comes, whate'er befalls us,
Cheers our hearts and dries our tears;
Comforts us in failing years.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #353
|First Line:||Jesus came, the heavens adoring|
|Title:||Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring|
|Author:||Godfrey Thring (1864)|