And Art Thou Come With Us to Dwell   1 comment

Nativity

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Words (1874) by Dorothy Greenwell (1821-1882)

Hymn Source = The Pilgrim Hymnal (1912), U.S. Congregationalist

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1.  And art thou come with us to dwell,

Our Prince, our Guide, our Love, our Lord,

And is thy name Emmanuel,

God present with his world restored?

2.  The world is glad for thee,–the rude

Wild moor, the city’s crowded pen,

Each waste, each peopled solitude,

Becomes a home for happy men.

3.  The heart is glad for thee,–it knows

None shall bid it err or mourn,

And o’er its desert breaks the rose

In triumph o’er the grieving thorn.

4.  Thy reign eternal will not cease;

Thy years are sure, and glad, and slow;

Within thy mighty world of peace

The humblest flower hath leave to blow.

5.  And with thy guiding help we pierce

Life’s labyrinth now no longer vain;

The love that frees the universe

Hath made its broken story plain.

6.  The world is glad for thee, the heart

Is glad for thee, and all is well,

And fixed and sure, because thou art,

Whose name is called Emmanuel.

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