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In Excelsis, 1896029
Come, Thou Desire of All Thy SaintsMiss Anne Steele (1716-1778), abridged

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
029aSt. Stephen (Nayland)Rev. William Jones, 1789Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)
029bDalehurstArthur Cottman, 1872Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)
029cSt. FlavianDay’s Psalter, 1562Common Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1Come, Thou desire of all Thy saints,
Our humble strains attend,
While with our praises and complaints,
Low at Thy feet we bend.
2How should our songs, like those above,
With warm devotion rise!
How should our souls, on wings of love,
Mount upward to the skies!
3Come, Lord, Thy love alone can raise
In us the heavenly flame;
Then shall our lips resound Thy praise
Our hearts adore Thy name.
4Dear Savior, let Thy glory shine,
And fill Thy dwellings here,
Till life, and love, and joy divine
A heaven on earth appear.
5Then shall our hearts enraptured say,
Come, great Redeemer, come!
And bring the bright, the glorious day,
That calls Thy children home. Amen.
Psalm30:4Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalm45:2Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Psalm92:1,21 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
Psalm108:1O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.
Psalm149:5,65 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
Haggai2:7And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
John14:3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Hebrews2:10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Revelation22:20He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.