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9589. O Savior! Is Thy Promise Fled?

1 O Savior! Is Thy promise fled?
Nor longer may Thy grace endure,
To heal the sick, and raise the dead,
And preach Thy Gospel to the poor?

2 Come, Jesus! Come, return again:
With brighter beams Thy servants bless,
Who long to hail Thy perfect reign,
And share Thy kingdom’s happiness.

3 A feeble race, by passion driven,
In darkness and in doubt we roam,
And lift our anxious eyes to Heaven,
Our hope, our harbor, and our home.

4 Come, Jesus! come; and as of yore,
Thy prophet went to clear the way,
A harbinger Thy feet before,
A dawning to Thy brighter day.

5 So, ere again we see Thy face,
Our stony hearts for truth prepare;
Sow in our souls the seed of grace,
Then come and reap Thy harvest there.

Text Information
First Line: O Savior! Is Thy promise fled?
Title: O Savior! Is Thy Promise Fled?
Author: Reginald Heber
Meter: LM
Source: Christian Observer, October 1811
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Georg Joseph
Meter: LM
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Heilige Seelenlust oder Geistliche Hirten-Lieder (Breslau, Germany, 1657); Set tot he words "Du meiner Seelen güldne Ziehr"
Copyright: Public Domain

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