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Thomas Gibbs, Jr. Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SATB
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB Choir, Solo. A delectable setting of the Scottish tune Candler. "Wrestling Jacob" is a famous poem by Charles Wesley on Genesis 32:22-32, but Tom Gibbs has given us the stanzas which focus on God's grace and uplifting presence in time of trouble.

Come, O thou Traveller unknown,

Whom still I hold but cannot see,

My company before is gone,

And I am left alone with thee;
With thee all night I mean to stay,

And wrestle till the break of day.

My strength is gone, my nature dies,

I sink beneath thy weighty hand,

Faint to revive, and fall to rise,

I fall, and yet by faith I stand:

I stand, and will not let thee go,

'Till I thy name, thy nature know.

I know Thee, Savior, who Thou art,
Jesus, the feeble sinner’s friend;

Nor wilt Thou with the night depart,
But stay and love me to the end,

Thy mercies never shall remove;

Thy nature and Thy Name is Love.

’Tis Love! ‘tis Love! Thou diedst for me!
I hear Thy whisper in my heart;

The morning breaks, the shadows flee,

Pure, universal love Thou art;

To me, to all, Thy mercies move,
Thy nature and Thy Name is Love.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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