Come, Thou Everlasting Lord

Come, Thou everlasting Lord

Author: Charles Welsey (1749, alt.)
Tune: ST. BEES (Dykes)
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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.

Author: Charles Welsey

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, Thou everlasting Lord
Title: Come, Thou Everlasting Lord
Author: Charles Welsey (1749, alt.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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