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O meet me at the throne of grace

O meet me at the throne of grace

Author: William Hunter
Tune: THE ITINERANT HUSBAND'S ADIEU
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Oh! meet me at the throne of grace,
At rosy eve and dewy morn,
And cherish hopes of sweet embrace,
When I from toil to thee return.
I go, my Master's work to do,
His truth to spread, his grace to show;
But while I wander, thoughts of you
Shall ever in my bosom glow.

Chorus:
Oh! meet me at the throne of grace,
At rosy eve and dewy morn;
And cherish hopes of sweet embrace,
When I from toil to thee return.

2 'Tis duty's lofty voice I hear,
And hearing, must obey the sound;
For notes of love and friendship dear
Are in the sovereign echo drown'd.
I seek not fame nor glittering gold,
Nor these could tempt me hence to roam;
But, wandering sheep, stray'd from the fold,
I would to Christ and heaven bring home. [Chorus]

3 Go, stay that trusting heart on heaven,
Let not those tears too freely flow;
And pray that to our love be given
Yet other interviews below;
But if to hearts so intertwined,
His will permit a stroke severe;
If thine the fall, I'll haste to find
Thy rest in yonder happier sphere. [Chorus]

4 Or, if while roving far from thee,
In quest of Israel's wandering sheep,
Shall come my hour of destiny,
And lull me into death's cold sleep;
Then follow thou: oh! speed thy wing,
And to my spirit-mansion come,
While I from heaven's bright walls shall sing
Come home, my love, come quickly home. [Chorus]

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #78

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: O meet me at the throne of grace
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Minstrel of Zion #78

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