217. L. M. Bowring. Jesus Preaching the Gospel.
1 How sweetly flowed the gospel's sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
When listening thousands gathered round,
And joy and reverence 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,
Unveiling 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.