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.
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes|
|Author:||William H. Bathurst|
|Topic:||Advent, Second Sunday; Sexagesima; Trinity, Twenty-fifth Sunday(8 more...)|
|Name:||O JESU CHRIST, MEINS LEBENS LICHT|
|Source:||Nürnberger Gesangbuch, 1676|