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I Would Not Have Thee Come

I would not have Thee come, dear Lord

Author: Adelaide A. Pollard
Tune: [I would not have Thee come, dear Lord]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I would not have Thee come, dear Lord,
Until, in glorious attire,
In linen garments, fine and white,
Thy bride fulfills Thy heart’s desire.
Ah, well I know Thou wilt not come
Until the solemn marriage call
Has sounded wheresoe’er she roams,
And reached the latest one of all!

But O ‘tis weary waiting here!
My prisoned spirit would be free.
Against the bars of earth I press,
And look and long, dear Lord, for Thee!

2 I would not have Thee come, dear Lord,
Because my path is dark and drear,
Because the way seems very long,
And filled with many a grief and fear;
No, not because I fain would cast
This mortal frame for aye aside,
And soaring past the realm of death
In liberty and life abide. [Refrain]

3 I would not have Thee come, dear Lord,
And leave behind, undone and lost,
Some groping soul my hand might lead
To join the risen, raptured host;
No, not till grace divine has sought
To win the hearts of wand’ring men
In every way and every clime—
I would not have Thee come till then! [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #128

Author: Adelaide A. Pollard

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Text Information

First Line: I would not have Thee come, dear Lord
Title: I Would Not Have Thee Come
Author: Adelaide A. Pollard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But O 'tis weary waiting here
Copyright: Public Domain


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Revival Hymns #128

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