9820. Descend from Heav'n, immortal Dove

1 Descend from Heav’n, immortal Dove,
Stoop down and take us on Thy wings,
And mount and bear us far above
The reach of these inferior things:

2 Beyond, beyond this lower sky,
Up where eternal ages roll;
Where solid pleasures never die,
And fruits immortal feast the soul.

3 O for a sight, a pleasing sight
Of our almighty Father’s throne!
There sits our Savior crowned with light,
Clothed in a body like our own.

4 Adoring saints around Him stand,
And thrones and powers before Him fall;
The God shines gracious through the man,
And sheds sweet glories on them all.

5 O what amazing joys they feel
While to their golden harps they sing,
And sit on every heav’nly hill,
And spread the triumphs of their king!

6 When shall the day, dear Lord, appear,
That I shall mount to dwell above,
And stand and bow amongst them there,
And view Thy face, and sing, and love?

Text Information
First Line: Descend from Heav'n, immortal Dove
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1707-09, Book II
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Virgil Corydon Taylor
Meter: LM
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Choral Anthems (Boston: 1850)
Copyright: Public Domain

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