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Hymn: Come you that love the Lord (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Come you that love the Lord

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: SM


Hymn Number: 20

Page Number: 023, click to see hymnal pages


COME you that love the Lord,
And let your joys be known;
Join in a song of sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne.
The sorrows of the mind 
Be banished from this place!
Religion never was designed 
To make our pleasures less.

Let those refuse to sing
Who never knew our God,
But children of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad.
The God that rules on high,
And thunders when he please,
That rides upon the stormy sky,
And calms the roaring seas;

This mighty God is ours,
Our Father and our love;
He will send down his heavenly powers
To carry us above.
There shall we see his face, 
And never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his grace,
Drink endless pleasures in.

Yes, and before we rise
To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
Shall constant joys create.
The men of grace have found 
Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits, on earthly ground,
From faith and hope may grow.
The hill of Zion yields
 A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields
Or walk the golden streets;
Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We're marching through this barren ground
To fairer worlds on high.