152. The Great Teacher

1 How sweetly flowed the gospel sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
When listening thousands gathered round,
And joy and gladness filled the place!

2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,
To heaven he led his followers' way;
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke,
Unvailing an immortal day.

3 "Come, wanderers, to my Father's home,
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest;"
Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come,
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest!

4 Decay then, tenements of dust;
Pillars of earthly pride, decay:
A nobler mansion waits the just,
And Jesus has prepared the way.

Text Information
First Line: How sweetly flowed the gospel sound
Title: The Great Teacher
Author: John Bowring
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: The Lord Jesus Christ; Christ: Character of; Christ: Life of (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: L. O. Emerson
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major

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