Once Again We Come

Once again we come to the house of God

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1904)
Tune: [Once again we come to the house of God]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Once again we come to the house of God,
To unite in songs of praise;
To extol with joy our Redeemer’s name,
And to tell His wondrous ways.

To Thy house, O Lord, with rejoicing we come,
For we know that we are Thine;
We will worship Thee in the Bible way,
As the evening light doth shine.

2 In the days gone by, Thou hast been our stay,
Thou hast led us safely on
To the blessed light of the present day,
Where the darkness now is gone. [Refrain]

3 May our hearts, O Lord, e’er united be
In true fellowship and love;
May Thy will be done by us here on earth,
As by angel hosts above. [Refrain]

4 May our prayers ascend as an incense sweet,
And our praise accepted be,
As in gratitude all our hearts o’erflow
In a tribute unto Thee. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Charles W. Naylor

One of the Movement's most gifted lyricists as well as intellects was Charles Wesley Naylor. C.W. Naylor was born in Athens County, Ohio in January 1874. It would have been inconceivable at this moment of birth for the Naylor family or Charles himself to know that sorrow and suffering would be constant companions throughout his life. Yet this scenario was to become his life allotment beginning early in his childhood. Naylor's first heartache came at age eight when his mother died. As a result of this overwhelming tragedy, Charles found himself a permanent resident at his grandparent's home. It was, however, within his grandparent's home that he became trained in religious matters. This religious upbringing proved life changing for C… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once again we come to the house of God
Title: Once Again We Come
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1904)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: To thy house, O Lord, with rejoicing we come



Timeless Truths #41


Instances (7)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d398
From the Cross to the Crown No. 2 #d127
Gospel Gems Number 2 #2Image
Hymnal of the Church of God #382
Melodies of Zion #d188
Select Hymns for Christian Worship and General Gospel Service #d399
Timeless Truths #41TextAudioScore