"Lo, Many Shall Come from the East and the West"

          By Magnus Brostrup Landstad, 1802-1880

                                  Text From:

                       THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Lo, many shall come from the East and the West

        And sit at the feast of salvation

        With Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the blest,

        Obeying the Lord's invitation.

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

        2. But they who have always resisted His grace

        And on their own virtue depended

        Shall then be condemned and cast out from His face,

        Eternally lost and unfriended.

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

        3. Oh, may we all hear when our Shepherd doth call

        In accents persuasive and tender,

        That, while there is time, we make haste, one and all,

        And find Him, our mighty Defender!

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

        4. Oh, that we the throng of the ransomed may swell,

        To whom He hath granted remission!

        God graciously make us in heaven to dwell

        And save us from endless perdition.

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

        5. God grant that I may of His infinite love

        Remain in His merciful keeping

        And sit with the King at His table above

        When here in the grave I am sleeping.

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

        6. All trials are then like a dream that is past,

        Forgotten all trouble and sorrow;

        All questions and doubts have been answered at last;

        Then dawneth eternity's morrow.

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

        7. The heavens shall ring with an anthem more grand

        Than ever on earth was recorded;

        The blest of the Lord shall receive at His hand

        The crown to the victors awarded.

        Have mercy upon us, O Jesus!

Notes: Hymn #415 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 8: 11, 12 Author: Magnus B. Landstad, 1861 Translated by: Peer O. Stromme, 1909 Titled: "Der mange skal komme fra oest og fra vest" Tune: "Der mange skal komme" 1st Published in: _Then Swenska Psalmboken_ Town: Stockholm, 1695
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