1 Lord Jesus, if the same you are,
if all your promises are sure,
set up your kingdom in my heart
and make me rich, for I am poor;
to me be all your treasure given,
the kingdom of an inward heaven.
2 You have pronounced the mourners blest;
for loss of you I ever mourn:
I cannot, and I will not rest
till you, my only rest, return;
till you, the Prince of Peace, appear,
and I receive the Comforter.
3 Where is the blessedness bestowed
on all that hunger after you?
I hunger now, I thirst for God:
now this poor sinner's life renew,
and satisfy with endless peace,
and fill me with your righteousness.
4 Shine on your work, disperse the gloom,
light in your light I'll see anew:
say to my soul, 'Your light is come,
glory divine is risen on you,
your warfare's done, your mourning's past;
look up, your tears shall end at last!'
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #566
|First Line:||Jesus, if still the same thou art|