O it is joy for those to meet

O it is joy for those to meet

Author: Richard Mant
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Oh, it is joy for those to meet
Whom one communion blends,
Council to hold in converse sweet,
And talk as Christian friends.

2 'Tis joy to think the angel train,
Who in heaven's temple shine,
To seek our earthly temples deign,
And in our anthems join.

3 But chief 'tis joy to think that He
To whom his church is dear,
Delights her gathered flock to see,
Her joint devotions hear.

4 Then who would choose to walk abroad,
While here such joys are given?
"This is indeed the house of God,
And this the gate of heaven!"

5 And if on earth a scene like this
Our mortal love inspires,
'Twill be more sweet to taste the bliss
Of heaven's pure desires.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1020

Author: Richard Mant

Mant, Richard D.D., son of the Rev. Richard Mant, Master of the Grammar School, Southampton, was born at Southampton, Feb. 12, 1776. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity, Oxford (B.A. 1797, M.A., 1799). At Oxford he won the Chancellor's prize for an English essay: was a Fellow of Oriel, and for some time College Tutor. On taking Holy Orders he was successively curate to his father, then of one or two other places, Vicar of Coggeshall, Essex, 1810; Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1813, Rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. 1816, and East Horsley, 1818, Bishop of Killaloe, 1820, of Down and Connor, 1823, and of Dromore, 1842. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1811. He died Nov. 2, 1848. His prose works were numerou… Go to person page >

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #850

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