.O Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O Come ye, O Come ye, to Jerusalem.Come and behold him, born the King of angels . . . (Refrain)True God of true God, loved from time eternal,Lo, He shuns not Calvary’s transient cloud;Son of the Father, begotten not created . . .(Refrain)The Lamb, for sinners humbled: spotless, undefiled,Fulfils through crucifiction all of His Word.Who would not love Thee, loving us so dearly?(Refrain)Jesus eternal, now in deathless splendour,Life unveiled by death our eyes shall see:God as man, grave clothes could not keep Him..Refrain:O Come let us adore Him, O Come let us adore Him,O Come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord..John Francis Wade, 1740’sTranslated, Frederick Oakeley, 1840’s(Modified for the occasion, Easter, 2011)..Loved with everlasting love, led by grace that love to know,Spirit breathing from above, Thou hast taught me it is so.Oh, this full and perfect peace! Oh, this transport all divine!In a love which cannot cease, I am His, and He is mine..Heaven above is softer blue, earth around is sweeter green;Something lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen:Birds with gladder songs o’erflow, flow’rs with deeper beautiesshine, Since I know, as now I know, I am His, and He is mine..His forever, only His: Who the Lord and me shall part?Ah, with what a rest of bliss Christ can fill the loving heart.Heaven and earth may fade and flee, firstborn light in gloomdecline; But, while God and I shall be, I am His, and He is mine.
Rev. G.W. Robinson, 1876
from the Staddon Brigade