1010. Come, Savior, Jesus, from Above

1. Come, Savior, Jesus, from above!
Assist me with Thy heavenly grace;
Empty my heart of earthly love,
And for Thyself prepare the place.

2. O let Thy sacred presence fill,
And set my longing spirit free!
Which pants to have no other will,
But day and night to feast on Thee.

3. While in this region here below,
No other good will I pursue:
I’ll bid this world of noise and show,
With all its glittering snares, adieu!

4. That path with humble speed I’ll seek,
In which my Savior’s footsteps shine,
Nor will I hear, nor will I speak,
Of any other love but Thine.

5. Henceforth may no profane delight
Divide this consecrated soul;
Possess it, Thou who hast the right,
As Lord and Master of the whole.

Text Information
First Line: Come, Savior, Jesus, from above
Title: Come, Savior, Jesus, from Above
French Title: Venez, Jésus, mon salutaire
Author: Antoinette Bourignon (ca. 1640)
Translator (attributed to): John Byrom, 1691-1763
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Works by Antoinette Bourignon (Amsterdam, Holland: 1686); Translation: Hymns and Sacred Po­ems, by Charles & John Wes­ley, 1739
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Julian wrote that this hymn expressed her determination to live for Christ alone, a resolution which she came to whilst suffering from her father's anger because she refused to marry a man whom he had chosen for her. Alternate tune: RIMINGTON, Francis Duckworth, 1904
Tune Information
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51232 43321 11172
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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