"Come, Jesus, from the Sapphire Throne"
                           by Ray Palmer, 1808-1887
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne,
        Where Thy redeemed behold Thy face;
        Enter this temple, now Thine own,
        And let Thy glory fill the place.

        2. We praise Thee that today we see
        It's sacred walls before Thee stand;
        'Tis Thine for us, 'tis ours for Thee,
        Reared by Thy kind, assisting hand.

        3. Oft as returns the day of rest,
        Let heartfelt worship here ascend;
        With Thine own joy fill every breast,
        With Thine own power Thy Word attend.

        4. Here in the dark and sorrowing day
        Bid Thou the throbbing heart be still.
        Oh, wipe the mourner's tears away
        And give new strength to meet Thy will!

        5. Here in baptismal water pure
        We find for sin a gracious cure;
        Our children here to Thee we bring
        To be Thy heirs, O heavenly King.

        6. When at Thine altar we shall meet
        And keep the feast of dying love,
        Be our communion ever sweet
        With Thee and with Thy Church above.

        7. Come, faithful Shepherd, feed Thy sheep;
        In Thine own arms the lambs enfold.
        Give help to climb the heavenward steep
        Till Thy full glory we behold.

Notes: Hymn #634 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Genesis 28:17 Author: Ray Palmer, 1875 Composer: William Knapp, 1738 Tune: "Wareham"
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