64. 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 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.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes
Title: Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes
Author: William H. Bathurst (1831, ab.)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: L.M.
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major
Source: "Nürnbergerisches Gesangbuch," 1676

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