Words: , 1886. This hymn was writ­ten for the ded­i­ca­tion of the Park Place Meth­od­ist Epis­co­pal Church, South, Rich­mond, Virg­in­ia, where Ev­ans was pas­tor at the time.

Music: Ital­i­an Hymn, , in The Col­lect­ion of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Sung at the Cha­pel of the Lock Hos­pi­tal, 1769.

Come, O Thou God of grace,
Dwell in this holy place,
E’en now descend!
This temple, reared to Thee,
O may it ever be
Filled with Thy majesty,
Till time shall end!

Be in each song of praise,
Which here Thy people raise
With hearts aflame!
Let every anthem rise
Like incense to the skies,
A joyful sacrifice
To Thy blest Name!

Speak, O eternal Lord,
Out of Thy living Word,
O give success!
Do Thou the truth impart
Unto each waiting heart;
Source of all strength Thou art,
Thy Gospel bless!

To the great One in Three
Glory and praises be
In love now giv’n!
Glad songs to Thee we sing,
Glad hearts to Thee we bring,
Till we our God and King
Shall praise in Heav’n!