Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come

Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come

Author: H. G. Tomkins
Tune: IRENE (Scholefield)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come!
Lo, Thy Church with longing eye
Lifts her blended voices high,
Not a lip is dumb.

2 They who sow with many a tear
In the dry and stubborn soil,
Mourning ask from out their toil—
Master, art Thou near?

3 Watchers of the weary night,
While they pace their lonely round,
Listen for the trumpet’s sound—
Seek the dawning light.

4 When shall lighten forth Thy sign
Through the heav’ns? O Lord, how long?
When, amid the radiant throng,
Shall Thy coming shine?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12659

Author: H. G. Tomkins

Tomkins, Henry George, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, ordained in 1857, and Vicar of Branscombe, Devon, 1868-72, is the author of several poems and hymns in Lyra Anglicana and other collections, one of which, "Come Lord Jesus, quickly come" (Advent) is in common use. His Poems, Chiefly Sacred, were published in 1891. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come
Author: H. G. Tomkins
Copyright: Public Domain


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