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9. Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes

1 Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes
For Thine expected coming waits:
When will the promised Light arise,
And glory beam from Zion's gates?

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

3 Come, gracious Lord, our hearts renew,
Our foes repel, our wrongs redress,
Man's rooted enmity subdue,
And crown Thy gospel with success.

4 O come, and reign o'er every land;
Let Satan from his throne be hurled;
Let nations bow to Thy command,
Let grace revive a dying world.

5 Teach us in watchfulness and prayer
To wait for the appointed hour;
And fit us by Thy grace to share
The triumph of Thy conquering power.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes
Title: Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes
Author: William H. Bathurst
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: Advent, Second Sunday; Sexagesima; Trinity, Twenty-fifth Sunday (8 more...)
Tune Information
Name: O JESU CHRIST, MEINS LEBENS LICHT
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major
Source: Nürnberger Gesangbuch, 1676



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