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 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.
Other hymns, worship songs, prayers, sermons excerpts, or quotes posted today:
- Come, O Come Thou Quickening Spirit at Conjubilant With Song
- Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory at The Happy Wonderer
- Prayer for a blessing at The Upward Call
- Fountain of Love, Fill Our Souls at Trevin Wax
- Your weekly dose of Spurgeon: Checks upon the Church at Pyromaniacs
- Balancing Public and Private Worship at Theology for Girls
Have you posted a hymn (or sermon, sermon notes, prayer, etc.) today and I missed it? Let me know by leaving a link in the comments or by contacting me using the contact form linked above, and I’ll add your post to the list.