366. Come, Lord, and Tarry Not

1 Come Lord, and tarry not!
Bring the long-looked-for day!
O why these years of waiting here,
These ages of delay?

2 Come, for your saints still wait;
Daily ascends their sigh:
The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!"
Do you not hear the cry?

3 Come, for creation groans,
Impatient of your stay,
Worn out with these long years of ill,
These ages of delay?

4 Come, and make all things new,
Build up this ruined earth;
Restore our faded paradise,
Creation's second birth.

5 Come, and bring your reign
Of everlasting peace;
Come, take the kingdom to yourself,
Great King of righteousness!

Text Information
First Line: Come, Lord, and tarry not!
Title: Come, Lord, and Tarry Not
Author (attributed to): Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: SM
Scripture: Revelation 22:17
Topic: Advent; Christ the King; Jesus Christ (7 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. BRIDE
Composer: Samuel Howard, 1710-1782
Meter: SM
Key: g minor



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