Scripture Verse

He cometh to judge the earth. Psalm 96:13


Joseph Proud (1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud, The Li­tur­gy of the New Church (Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land: Sam­uel and John Ad­ams, 1792), num­ber 272, alt.

Music: Win­ches­ter New Mu­sik­al­isch­es Hand­buch (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1690). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk, 1847, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William H. Monk (1823–1889)


Come in, Thou bless­èd, hon­ored Lord!
By earth, by Heav’n, by all, ad­ored;
We hail Thee, wel­come, take Thy throne,!
And in Thy Zi­on reign alone.

Our on­ly Lord and God Thou art,
Reign Thou the so­ve­reign of our hearts;
Thou King of glo­ry ev­er blest,
By an­gels and by men con­fessed.

Thy Church now en­ter, Lord di­vine;
And be the king­dom ev­er Thine;
We hail Thee wel­come to Thy seat,
And lay our hon­ors at Thy feet.

O hap­py Church, thy bliss how great!
The King, in all His heav’n­ly state,
With thee for­ev­er will re­side:,
Thy hus­band He and thou the bride.

Jesus, our grate­ful hearts re­joice,
Since Thou hast made our souls Thy choice;
While here, our songs to Thee shall rise,
And join the cho­rus of the skies.