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 Oh, come and reign o’er every land;
Let Satan from his throne be hurled,
All nations bow to Thy command,
And grace revive a dying world.
5 Teach us in watchfulness and prayer
To wait for the appointed hour
And fit us for Thy grace to share
The triumphs of Thy conquering power.
|First Line:||Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes|
|Title:||Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes|
|Author:||William H. Bathurst (1831, ab.)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Advent|
|Name:||O JESU CHRIST, MEIN'S|
|Source:||"Nürnbergerisches Gesangbuch," 1676|