Wednesday, January 4, 2023

470. Easter 5 (Series C)

The lessons for this Sunday are Acts 11:1-18, Revelation 21:1-7 and either John 16:12-22 or John 13:31-35. For what it's worth, I previously wrote a hymn on John 16:16-22. The tune is TICHFIELD by John Richardson (1853), which was in LHy, CSB and SBH, paired (in one book each) with "At the Lamb's high feast we sing," "Pleasant are Thy courts above," "Songs of thankfulness and praise" and "Thou, by heavenly hosts adored." I'm actually putting two different settings of the tune in the book – one above, the other below. Other than transposing one of them down a half-step, I can take no credit for them.

God in Christ is glorified:
Hail, all flesh, the risen Son!
Bid us, Lord, with You abide;
Bring us whither You have gone.
Dwell among us, charged with love,
That Your servants we may be
Now and evermore above,
Where Your glory we shall see.

Savior, You make all things new
And our dwelling place prepare.
Alpha and Omega, You
Fit as bride the city fair
Where God, with whom You are One,
Tabernacles with mankind.
In Your Person it is done;
Sin and death are left behind.

Dwell with us, Lord; grant that we
Likewise dwell with You for aye.
Dry our tears, that we may see
Grief and wailing pass away.
Fount of life, both Last and First,
Freely give us from Your store
All the good for which we thirst;
Be our God forevermore.

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