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How sweet and aweful is the place With Christ with




How sweet and awesome is this place
With Christ within the doors,
While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores!


Here every bowel of our God
With soft compassion rolls;
Here peace and pardon bought with blood
Is food for dying souls.


While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast,
Each of us cry, with thankful tongues,
“Lord, why was I a guest?"


“Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
And enter while there’s room,
When thousands make a wretched choice,
And rather starve than come?”


’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.


Pity the nations, O our God!
Constrain the earth to come;
Send Thy victorious Word abroad,
And bring the strangers home.


We long to see Thy churches full,
That all the chosen race
May with one voice, and heart and soul,
Sing Thy redeeming grace.


---Alternative verses---


How sweet and awful is the place
With Christ within the doors,
While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores!


While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast,
Each of us cries, with thankful tongues,
“Lord, why was I a guest?"

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1707
      Bible Refs: Lk 14:16-17; Lk 14:22-23;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      # 12
      1866# 1055
      1961# 271
      MUSIC
      Name: DOWNS
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1832
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 Iambic
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)

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