653. Come, Let Us to the God of Love

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

2 God's voice commands the tempest forth,
and stills the stormy wave;
and though God's arm be strong to smite,
'tis 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 at that sight.

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

5 so shall God's 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 God of love
Title: Come, Let Us to the God of Love
Author: John Morison (1781, alt.)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church in the World: Commitment: Trust; Christian Year: Ash Wednesday; Commitment (19 more...)
Source: in Scottish Paraphrases, 1781
Tune Information
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: G Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies 1812 (adapt.)

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