Come, gracious Lord, descend and dwell
Author: Isaac Watts
Composer: Varies by tune (see below)
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Most common tunes for “Come, gracious Lord, descend and dwell”
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Appearances of “Come, gracious Lord, descend and dwell” over time
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Copyright status of original text
This text was first published in English, in 1840 or earlier.
Earliest source indexed at SingPraises.net: Sacred Hymns (Manchester Hymnal) (1840), no. 86.
English (Original Language)
1. Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell By faith and love, in every breast. Then shall we know and taste and feel The joys that cannot be expressed, The joys that cannot be expressed.
2. Come, fill our hearts with inward strength; Make our enlarging souls possess And learn the height and breadth and length And depth of thine unmeasured grace, And depth of thine unmeasured grace.
3. Now to the God, whose power can do More than our thoughts or wishes know, Be everlasting honor done, By all the Church; through Christ, his Son, By all the Church, through Christ, his Son.
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