623. We Come Unto Our Fathers' God

1 We come unto our fathers' God,
Their Rock is our salvation;
Th'eternal arms, their dear abode,
We make our habitation.
We bring you, Lord, the praise they brought,
We seek you as your saints have sought
In every generation.

2 Their joy unto their Lord we bring,
Their song to us descending;
The Spirit who in them did sing
To us is music lending:
His song in them, in us, is one;
We raise it high, we send it on.
The song is never ending.

3 You saints to come, take up the strain,
The same sweet theme endeavor;
Unbroken be the golden chain!
Keep on the song forever!
Safe in the same dear dwelling place,
Rich with the same eternal grace,
Bless the same boundless Giver.


Text Information
First Line: We come unto our fathers' God
Title: We Come Unto Our Fathers' God
Author: Thomas H. Gill (1868, alt. 1972)
Publication Date: 1972
Topic: Service for the Lord's Day: Opening of Worship; Sacraments: Lord's Supper; Acts of the Church: Witness to the Resurrection—Funeral (2 more...)
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Source: Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1535

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