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First Line: Lord jesus christ, our wisdom and our rest
Last Line: Come hither, sit with me upon my throne.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Whitsun


LORD Jesus Christ, our Wisdom and our Rest,
Who wisely dost reveal and wisely hide,
Grant us such grace in wisdom to abide
According to Thy Will whose Will is best.
Contented with Thine uttermost behest,
Too sweet for envy and too high for pride;
All simple-souled, dove-hearted and dove-eyed,
Soft-voiced, and satisfied in humble nest.
Wondering at the bounty of Thy Love
Which gives us wings of silver and of gold;
Wings folded close, yet ready to unfold
When Thou shalt say, 'Winter is past and gone:'
When Thou shalt say, 'Spouse, sister, love and dove,
Come hither, sit with Me upon My Throne.'





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