9. Jesus, Your Church with Longing Eyes

1 Jesus, your Church with longing eyes
For your expected coming waits.
When will the promised light arise
And glory beam from heaven's gates?

2 E'en now, when tempests round us fall
And wintry clouds o'ercast the sky,
Your words with pleasure we recall
And know that our redemption's nigh.

3 Come, gracious Lord, our hearts renew,
Our sins forgive, our foes suppress,
Our rooted enmity subdue,
And crown your gospel with success.

4 Oh, come and reign o'er ev'ry land;
Let Satan from his throne be hurled.
Let nations bow to your command;
Let grace revive a dying world.

5 Teach us in watchfulness and prayer
To wait for your appointed hour,
And fit us by your grace to share
The triumphs of your conqu'ring pow'r.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, your Church with longing eyes
Title: Jesus, Your Church with Longing Eyes
Author: William H. Bathurst
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: Andächtige Haus-Kirche, Nürnberg, 1676, alt.
Copyright: Setting: © 1993 Elfred Bloedel

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