Scripture Verse

Come ye yourselves apart. Mark 6:31

Introduction

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Ray Palmer
(1808–1887)

Words: Ray Palm­er, 1834. Palmer wrote this hymn in New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Music: Pley­el’s Hymn Ig­naz J. Pley­el, 1791 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ignaz J. Pleyel
(1757–1831)

Lyrics

Stealing from the world away,
We are come to seek Thy face;
Kindly meet us, Lord, we pray,
Grant us Thy reviving grace.

Yonder stars that gild the sky
Shine but with a borrowed light:
We, unless Thy light be nigh,
Wander, wrapped in gloomy night.

Sun of righteousness! dispel
All our darkness, doubts and fears:
May Thy light within us dwell,
Till eternal day appears.

Warm our hearts in prayer and praise,
Lift our every thought above;
Hear the grateful songs we raise,
Fill us with Thy perfect love.