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2 See that your lamps are burning ; 3 Our Hope and Expectation, Replenish them with oil;
O Jesus, now appear ;
Arise, Thou Sun so longed for,
O'er this benighted sphere. The watchers on the mountain With hearts and hands uplifted,
Proclaim the Bridegroom near, We plead, O Lord, to see Go meet Him as He cometh,
The day of earth's redemption
That brings us into Thee.
Tr. Sarah B Findlater, 1854
O why these years of wait - ing here, These a - ges of de - lay?
A - MEN.
2 Come, for Thy saints still wait; 4 Come, and make all things new; Daily ascends their sigh:
this ruined earth; The Spirit and the Bride say,“ Come!': Restore our faded Paradise, Dost Thou not hear the cry?
Creation's second birth. 3 Come, for creation groans,
5 Come, and begin Thy reign Impatient of Thy stay,
Of everlasting peace; Worn out with these long years of ill, Come, take the kingdom to Thyself, These ages of delay.
Great King of Righteousness.
Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1846
The Holy Ghost: Invocation and Praise
Then lead to Jesus' blood, Dispel the darkness from our minds, And to our wondering view reveal And open all our eyes.
The secret love of God.
To sanctify the soul,
And new-create the whole. 3 Revive our drooping faith,
6 Dwell therefore in our hearts, Our doubts and fears remove,
Our minds from bondage free ; And kindle in our breasts the flame Then we shall know, and praise, and Of never-dying love.
The Father, Son, and Thee. [love
Rev. Joseph Hart, 1759
II2 SAXBY L. M.
Rev. Timothy R. Matthews (1826 )
i Come, gra-cious Spir - it, heaven-ly Dove, With light and com - fort from a - bove;
Be Thou our Guard-ian, Thou our Guide; O'er ev-ery thought and step pre-side. A - MEN.
2 The light of truth to us display, Lead us to Christ, the living Way, And make us know and choose Thy way: Nor let us from His pastures stray. Plant holy fear in every heart,
4 Lead us to God, our final rest, That we from God may ne'er depart.
To be with Him for ever blest : 3 Lead us to holiness, the road
Lead us to heaven, that we may share Which we must take to dwell with God: Fulness of joy for ever there.
Rev. Simon Browne, 1720: alt. Ash and Evans Coll. 1769, and elsewhere
Wea - ry souls for
joice, While they hear that sweet-est voice A - MEN.
2 Ever present, truest Friend,
3 When our days of toil shall cease, Ever near Thine aid to lend,
Waiting still for sweet release, Leave us not to doubt and fear, Nothing left but heaven and prayer, Groping on in darkness drear : Wondering if our names are there, When the storms are raging sore, Wading deep the dismal flood, Hearts grow faint, and hopes give o'er, Pleading naught but Jesus' blood, Whisper softly, “Wanderer, come ! Whisper softly, “Wanderer, come ! Follow Me, I'll guide thee home.” Follow Me, I'll guide thee home."
Marcus M. Wells, 1858 II4 FEDERAL STREET) L. M. I COME, dearest Lord, descend and And learn the height, and breadth, and dwell
length By faith and love in every breast; Of Thine unmeasurable
grace. Then shall we know and taste and feel
Now to the God whose power can do The joys that cannot be expressed.
More than our thoughts or wishes 2 Come, fill our hearts with inward Be everlasting honors done [know, strength;
By all the Church, through Christ His Make our enlargèd souls possess
Rev. Isaac Watts, 1700