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Come Thou

Jim Barnes  •  Digital Sheet Music (DSM)


Contemporary in style with some jazz harmonies. Moderate in difficulty for the soloist with a bit more work for the accompanist. The contours of the melody reflect the meaning of the words. The words make a wonderful alternative to the usual seven poems. Words: Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 36. Music: Jim E. Barnes and Susan I. Lindquist. © 2008 Jim E. Barnes.

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Come Thou
Words: Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 36
Music: Jim E. Barnes and Susan I. Lindquist

Come, in the minstrel’s lay;
When two hearts meet,
And true hearts greet,
And all is morn in May.

Come Thou! and now, anew,
To thought and deed
Give sober speed,
Thy will to know, and do.

Stay! till the storms are o’er
The cold blasts done.
The reign of heaven begun,
And Love, the evermore.

Be patient, waiting heart:
Light Love divine
Is here, and thine,
You therefore cannot part.
The seasons come and go:

Love, like the sea,
Rolls on with thee,–
But knows no ebb and flow.

Faith, hope, and tears, triune,
Above the sod
Find peace in God,
And one eternal noon.

Oh, Thou hast heard my prayer,
And I am blest!
This is Thy high behest:
Thou, here and everywhere.

Music: © 2008 Jim E. Barnes
Publisher: SLVivace
Words by Mary Baker Eddy from the Christian Science Hymnal, used courtesy of The Mary Baker Eddy Collection