Christ My Song - 1954
'Tis good, 'tis sweet, 'tis passing sweet
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
'Tis good, 'tis sweet, 'tis passing sweet.
"Wait on the Lord." (Psalm 27,14)
2. The privilege of doing so
is great, we know; exceeding great;
but we should feel, as well as know,
that we are blessed, when at his feet.
3. To us, O Lord, reveal thy love,
while at thy feet we lowly fall;
descend in power from above,
and bless us now, O bless us all.
4. O teach us, Lord, to watch and pray;
and should the day of trial come,
be near us then, our guide and stay,
nor leave us, till we reach our home:
5. that home, where all thy people meet.
Tho' scattered here, they meet above;
with welcomes loud each other greet,
and sing the praise of him they love:
6. of him who washed them with his blood;
of him who saved them by his grace;
who made them kings and priests to God,
and brought them to behold his face.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 152.