291. With solemn joy we come, dear Lord

1 With solemn joy we come, dear Lord,
To make our vows this day;
We find in thee our hope, our life,
Thou art the living way.

2 In childhood's pure and blessed morn
Thy gift was shed from heaven,
When at the sacred font of life
Our souls to thee were given.

3 And through the years thy wondrous grace
Has followed all the way;
Thy love has never let us go,
Though we are prone to stray. A-men.

4 Forgive, dear Lord, each fault and stain,
And cleanse our hearts from sin;
Help us to walk in humble faith,
And keep us pure within.

5 O blessèd Saviour, thine we are,
Thy Name we would confess;
Thy Spirit pour into our hearts,
Our youthful lives to bless.

6 O keep us faithful, keep us true,
And seal us for thine own,
That we may stand at last with joy
Before thy great white throne.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: With solemn joy we come, dear Lord
Author: Ernest Edwin Ryden, b.1886
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Topic: Sacraments and Rites: Confirmation
Tune Information
Name: ST. PETER
Composer: Alexander R. Reinagle, 1799 - 1877
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major



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