482b. Come, let us to the Lord our God

1 Come, let us to the Lord our God
with contrite hearts return;
our God is gracious, nor will leave
the desolate to mourn.

2 His voice commands the tempest forth
and stills the stormy wave,
his arm is sure and strong to smite,
but also strong to save.

3 Long has the night of sorrow reigned;
the dawn shall bring us light:
God shall appear, and we shall rise
with gladness in his sight.

4 Our hearts, if God we seek to know,
shall know him, and rejoice;
his coming like the morn shall be,
like morning songs his voice.

5 As dew upon the tender herb,
diffusing fragrance round,
as showers that usher in the spring,
and cheer the thirsty ground:

6 So shall his presence bless our souls,
and shed a joyful light,
that hallowed morn shall chase away
the sorrows of the night.

Text Information
First Line: Come, let us to the Lord our God
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ;
Topic: Our Response to Christ: In Penitence; God: Presence of; Joy (1 more...)
Source: Scottish Paraphrases, 1781, Paraphrase 30, alt.
Tune Information
Arranger: Hugh S. Robertson (1874-1952)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 33333 32335 3222
Key: F Major
Source: Source unknown; arranged Church Hymnary, Fourth Edition, 2005
Copyright: Arrangement © Robertson Publications / Goodmusic Publishing

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