Sweet the time, exceeding sweetAuthor: George Burder
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1. Sweet the time, exceeding sweet!
When the saints together meet
When the Saviour is the theme,
When they join to sing of him.
2. Sing we then eternal love,
Such as did the Father move
He beheld the world undone,
Loved the world the gave his Son.
3. Sing the Son's amazing love;
How he left the realms above,
Took our nature and our place,
Lived and died to save our race.
4. Sweet the time, exceeding sweet,
When the saints in heav'n shall meet
Jesus still will be the theme,
They shall always sing of him.
Sweet the time, exceeding sweet. G. Burder. [Christian Fellowship.] Published in the Gospel Magazine, April, 1779, p. 220, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, headed "An Hymn for Christian Company," and signed "A. R." In 1784 it was given, unaltered, in G. Burder's Collection of Hymns, as No. 66, and in the Index it is signed "G. Burder." In Cotterill's Selection 1810, No. 46, it is altered to "Great the joy, the union sweet." This form is in extensive use. In the 8th edition of his Selection Cotterill altered it again to "Great the joy when Christians meet." This, also, is well known. In one or two collections it is also altered to "Gladsome 'tis when Christians meet."
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #4||Sweet the Time, Exceeding Sweet||Sweet the time, exceeding sweet||HENDON||George Burder, 1752-1832||John 4:23-24; Psalm 50:5-6||1982|
|The Cyber Hymnal #10484||Sweet The Time, Exceeding Sweet||Sweet the time, exceeding sweet||INNOCENTS||George Burder||77.77||<cite>The Gospel Magazine</cite>, April 1779|