2949. Lothian

1 Lord, grant us, like the watching five,
To wait Thy coming, and to strive
Each one her lamp to trim;
And, since the oil Thou dost impart,
Four daily grace into each heart,
Lest any lamp grow dim.

2 May we not wait in selfish sloth,
But mingle prayer and work, that both
May trim the shining light;
So from the midnight of their sin
May many, with us, enter in,
To banquet in Thy sight.

3 We would not come alone, dear Lord
To Thy great feast, and at Thy board
In rapture sit and gaze;
But bring the lost, the sick, the lone,
The little ones to be Thine own,
And look into Thy face.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, grant us, like the watching five
Title: Lothian
Original Language: English
Author: T. Bowman Stephenson, 1839-1912
Meter: 8.8.6.D
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick Bridge
Meter: 8.8.6.D

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Audio recording: Organ, Ab Major, 3
(Recorded by Clyde McLennan. Ab Major, 3 verses)

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