Tune: DUNDEE

Composer: Thomas Ravenscroft, 1621

Author: Isaac Watts, 1707, alt.

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VERSE 1:
How sweet and glorious is the place with Christ within the doors,
while everlasting love displays the choicest of her stores.

VERSE 2:
While all our hearts and all our songs unite to join the feast,
and each one cries, with thankful voice, "Lord, why was I a guest?"

VERSE 3:
"Why was I made to hear Your voice, and enter while there's room,
when thousands make a wretched choice, and rather starve than come?"

VERSE 4:
'Twas the same love that spread the feast that sweetly drew us in;
else we had still refused to taste, and perished in our sin.

VERSE 5:
Compel the nations, sovereign God, constrain the earth to come;
send forth Your mighty Word abroad, and bring the strangers home!