227. Conversion

1 Oh! how I have long'd for the coming of God,
And sought him by praying and searching his word;
With watching and fasting my soul was oppress'd,
Nor would I give over 'till Jesus had bless'd.

2 The tokens of mercy at length did appear,
According to promise, he answer'd my pray'r,
And glory is open'd in floods on my soul,
Salvation from Zion's beginning to roll.

3 The news of his mercy is spreading abroad,
And sinners come crying and weeping to god,
Their mourning and praying is heard very loud,
And many find favour thro' Jesus's blood.

4 Here're more my dear Saviour who fall at thy feet,
Oppress'd by a burden enormously great;
O raise them my Jesus to tell of thy love,
And shout hallelujahs with angel's above.

5 I'll sing and I'll shout, and I'll shout and I'll sing,
O God make the nations in praises to ring,
With loud acclamations of Jesus' love,
And carry us all to the city above.

6 We'll wait for thy chariot, it seems to draw near,
O come my dear Saviour let glory appear,
We long to be singing and shouting above,
With angels o'erwhelmed in Jesus's love.

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First Line: Oh! how I have long'd for the coming of God
Title: Conversion
Publication Date: 1803
Language: English
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