Come, Jesus, from the Sapphire Throne   1 comment

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Above:  Chapel, St. Mary and St. Martha of Bethany Episcopal Church, Buford, Georgia, November 9, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

Words (1875) by Ray Palmer (1808-1887), U.S. Congregationalist minister

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1.  Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne,

Where Thy redeemed behold Thy face;

Enter this temple now Thine own,

And let Thy glory fill the place.

2.  We praise Thee that today we see

Its sacred walls before Thee stand;

‘Tis Thine for us, ’tis ours for Thee,

Reared by Thy kind, assisting hand.

3.  Oft as returns the day of rest,

Let heartfelt worship here ascend;

With Thine own joy fill ev’ry breast,

With Thine own pow’r Thy word attend.

4.  Here in the dark and sorr’wing day

Bid Thou the throbbing heart be still.

Oh, wipe the mourner’s tears away

And give new strength to meet Thy will.

5.  Here in baptismal water pure

We find for sin a gracious cure;

Our children here to Thee we bring

To be Thine heirs, O heavenly King.

6.  When at Thine altar we shall meet

And keep the feast of dying love,

Be our communion ever sweet

With Thee and with Thy Church above.

7.  Come, faithful Shepherd, feed Thy sheep;

In Thine own arms the lambs enfold.

Give help to climb the heavenward steep

Till Thy full glory we behold.

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