Come every pious heartAuthor: Samuel Stennett
Published in 193 hymnals
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1. Come, every pious heart,
That loves the Savior’s name,
Your noblest powers exert
To celebrate His fame;
Tell all above, and all below;
That debt of love to Him you owe.
2. He left His starry crown,
And laid His robes aside;
On wings of love came down,
And wept, and bled, and died:
What He endured, O who can tell,
To save our souls from death and hell!
3. From the dark grave He rose;
The mansions of the dead,
And thence His mighty foes
In glorious triumph led;
Up through the sky the conqueror rode;
And reigns on high, the Savior God.
4. From thence He’ll quickly come,
His chariot will not stay,
And bear our spirits home
To realms of endless day;
There shall we see His lovely face
And ever be in His embrace.
5. Jesus, we ne’er can pay
The debt we owe Thy love;
Yet tell us how we may
Our gratitude approve;
Our hearts, our all to Thee we give;
The gift, though small, Thou wilt receive.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1019
Come, every pious heart. S. Stennett. [Praise to Christ.] Appeared in A Collection of Hymns for the Use of Christians of all Denominations, Lond. 1782, and again in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 489, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, and entitled, "A Song of Praise to Christ." As given in modern collections it is usually composed of stanzas i., iii.-v., as in the Baptist Psalms and Hymns, 1858-80, No. 269, where, however, it is dated 1832 in error. Its use in America is very extensive. In the Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, it is given as, "Come, every youthful heart," and in a few collections as "Come, ye who love the Lord, And feel His,” &c, including Dr. Walker's Cheltenham Psalms & Hymns, 1855, and others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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