Tag: Christian

Comfort, Comfort Now My People

Comfort, Comfort Now My People

1 “Comfort, comfort now my people;
tell of peace!” So says our God.
Comfort those who sit in darkness
mourning under sorrow’s load.
To God’s people now proclaim
that God’s pardon waits for them!
Tell them that their war is over;
God will reign in peace forever.

2 For the herald’s voice is crying
in the desert far and near,
calling us to true repentance,
since the reign of God is here.
Oh, that warning cry obey!
Now prepare for God a way.
Valleys, rise to greet the Savior;
hills, bow down in humble favor.

3 Straight shall be what long was crooked,
and the rougher places plain.
Let your hearts be true and humble,
as befits God’s holy reign.
For the glory of the Lord
now on earth is shed abroad,
and all flesh shall see the token
that God’s word is never broken.

For the Bread Which You Have Broken

For the Bread Which You Have Broken

1      For the bread which you have broken,

        for the wine which you have poured,

        for the words which you have spoken,

        now we give you thanks, O Lord.

2      By this promise that you love us,

        by your gift of peace restored,

        by your call to heav’n above us,

        hallow all our lives, O Lord.

3      With the saints who now adore you,

        seated at the heav’nly board,

        may the church still waiting for you

        keep love’s tie unbroken, Lord.

4      In your service, Lord, defend us;

        in our hearts keep watch and ward;

        in the world to which you send us

        let your kingdom come, O Lord.

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

1 O Lord, how shall I meet you,
how welcome you aright?
Your people long to greet you,
my hope, my heart’s delight!
Oh, kindle, Lord most holy,
your lamp within my breast
to do in spirit lowly
all that may please you best.

2 I lay in fetters, groaning;
you came to set me free.
I stood, my shame bemoaning;
you came to honor me.
A glorious crown you give me,
a treasure safe on high
that will not fail or leave me
as earthly riches fly.

3 Love caused your incarnation;
love brought you down to me.
Your thirst for my salvation
procured my liberty.
Oh, love beyond all telling,
that led you to embrace
in love, all love excelling,
our lost and fallen race.

4 Rejoice, then, you sad-hearted,
who sit in deepest gloom,
who mourn your joys departed
and tremble at your doom.
All hail the Lord’s appearing!
O glorious Sun, now come,
send forth your beams so cheering
and guide us safely home.