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4 Thy arising, Lord, shall fill
All my thoughts in sorrow's hour;
All my dread of death's dark power :
Still Thy light, O Lord, appears.
From this evil world to Thee!
Thou hast kept a place for me;
Miss Winkworth. 1855.
Tr. John Rist. 1855. 143 O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht. L. M. 1 O Christ, our true and only Light,
Illumine those who sit in night;
And in Thy fold with us rejoice.
The souls now lost in error's maze,
Some dark delusion hurts and binds.
O gently seek! Thy healing be
And let them also share Thy heaven. 4 0 make the deaf to hear Thy Word,
And teach the dumb to speak, dear Lord,
Though secretly they hold it now.
Recall the wanderers to Thy fold,
Confirm the weak and doubting heart.
6 So they with us may evermore
Such grace with wondering thanks adore,
Miss Winkworth. 1858.
Tr. John Hermann. 1630. 144
H.M. 1 Great Father of mankind,
We bless that wondrous grace
Within Thy courts a place.
A house of prayer!
We now approach the throne;
And makes our cause His own :
And find our home, To Thee we come,
And rest secure.
And love Thy sacred Name;
but Thine, We triumph in Thy claim. Our Father-King,
Our souls embraco, Thy covenant grace
Thy titles sing.
To worship in Thy house;
And smile upon their vows;
To join the choir Till earth conspire
On Zion's hill.
Doddridge. 1755. 145
H.M. 1 ARISE, O God, and shine,
In all Thy saving might,
To spread Thy glorious light:
To sing Thy glorious praise ;
And learn Thy holy ways !
That Gentiles all may see,
In converts born to Thee :
The one immortal King,
From every living thing:
Unknown. 1829. a.
146 The Presentation in the Temple. 8,. 1 In His temple now behold Him,
See the long-expected Lord;
God has now fulfilled His Word.
Shall break forth with one accord.
Virgin pure, behold Him lie,
Ere in perfect faith they die.
Lo, the incarnate God most high !
3 Jesus, by Thy Presentation,
Thou who didst for us endure,
Seal us with Thy promise sure;
Unknown. 1857. 147 Herr Jesu, Licht der leiden. S. M. 1 Light of the gentile world !
Thy people's joy and love !
Thy presence, Lord, to prove.
We wait with earnest mind,
His Saviour God to find.
O Lord, in every place,
We should behold Thy face.
Who oft are gathered here,
As once that aged seer.
Shining 'mid pain and loss,
The glory round our cross :
A sunbeam in distress,
In death our happiness !
With Simeon at the last;
“Let me depart in peace,
Since that mine aged eyes
Have seen His glory rise.” 5 Yes, with the eye of faith
My Jesus I behold;
Though fierce his threats and bold.
Thou dost in mine abide;
Mi88 Winkworth. 1855.
EXAMPLE AND TEACHING OF CHRIST.
L. M. 1 My dear Redeemer, and my Lord!
I read my duty in Thy Word:
Drawn out in living characters.
Such deference to Thy Father's will,
I would transcribe and make them mine. 3 Cold mountains and the midnight air
Witnessed the fervor of Thy prayer:
Thy conflict, and Thy victory too.
More of Thy gracious image here.