Come, Thou everlasting LordAuthor: Charles Welsey (1749, alt.)
Tune: ST. BEES (Dykes)
Published in 1 hymnal
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1 Come, Thou everlasting Lord,
With Thy presence crown the board;
Condescend to be a guest,
At Thy creatures’ humble feast.
2 Now Thine own appointment grace,
With Thy presence in this place;
Wedded may our spirits be,
Heavenly Bridegroom, unto Thee.
3 May this newly-wedded pair
Learn each other’s cross to bear;
Partners of each other’s joy,
Every gift for Thee employ.
4 Husband, wife, are now one twain,
One in heart may they remain;
One in sentiment and will,
All the law of love fulfill.
5 Glory to Thy sovereign grace,
Thus to multiply our race;
May their offspring be, indeed,
To the Lord a holy seed.
6 May the household all, at last,
Come to the eternal feast;
Drink at large the heavenly wine,
Flowing from the living Vine.
7 May our every action tend
To Thy glory as its end:
Our affections, Lord, refine,
Thou canst make the water wine.
8 At the marriage of the Lamb,
When the ready Bride is come,
We shall at the marriage feast
Find the best is kept till last.