8682. Our Souls, By Love Together Knit

1 Our souls by love together knit,
Cemented, mixed in one,
One hope, one heart, one mind, one voice,
’Tis Heav’n on earth begun;
Our hearts have burned while Jesus spoke,
And glowed with sacred fire;
He stopped and talked and fed, and blessed,
And filled th’enlarged desire.

2 We’re soldiers fighting for our God,
Let trembling cowards fly;
We’ll stand unshaken, firm and fixed,
With Christ to live and die:
Let devils rage and hell assail,
We’ll cut our passage through;
Let foes unite and friends desert,
We’ll seize the crown our due.

3 The little cloud increases still,
The heav’ns are big with rain;
We haste to catch the teeming shower,
And all its moisture drain:
A rill, a stream, a torrent flows,
But pour the mighty flood;
O sweep the nations, shake the earth,
Till all proclaim Thee God.

4 And when Thou makest up Thy jewels
And set Thy starry crown,
When all Thy sparkling gems shall shine,
Proclaimed by Thee Thine own;
May we, a little band of love,
We sinners saved by grace,
From glory into glory changed,
Behold Thee face to face.

Text Information
First Line: Our souls by love together knit
Title: Our Souls, By Love Together Knit
Author: W. E. Miller
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs, for the Use of Christians (Baltimore_ McCrea & Barnhill, 1801), alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Spohr (1834)
Adapter: J. Stimpson
Meter: CMD
Key: D Major
Source: Das Heiland's Letzte Stunde, 1834
Copyright: Public Domain

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