Jesus, thy church with longing eyesAuthor: William Hiley Bathurst
Tune: O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT (11235)
Published in 87 hymnals
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1 Jesus, your Church with longing eyes
For your expected coming waits.
When will the promised light arise
And glory beam from heaven's gates?
2 E'en now, when tempests round us fall
And wintry clouds o'ercast the sky,
Your words with pleasure we recall
And know that our redemption's nigh.
3 Come, gracious Lord, our hearts renew,
Our sins forgive, our foes suppress,
Our rooted enmity subdue,
And crown your gospel with success.
4 Oh, come and reign o'er ev'ry land;
Let Satan from his throne be hurled.
Let nations bow to your command;
Let grace revive a dying world.
5 Teach us in watchfulness and prayer
To wait for your appointed hour,
And fit us by your grace to share
The triumphs of your conqu'ring pow'r.
Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #9
Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes. W. H. Bathurst. [Second Advent.] First published in his Psalms & Hymns, 1831, No. 41, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed “Second Coming of Christ." It has passed into a large number of hymn-books, both in Great Britain and America, and ranks as one of the most popular of Bathurst's hymns. It is a most suitable hymn on behalf of Foreign Missions. Original text in Thring's Collection, 1882.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #9||Jesus, Your Church with Longing Eyes||Jesus, your Church with longing eyes||O JESU CHRISTE, WAHRES LICHT||William H. Bathurst||LM||1993||Advent ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #3452||Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes||Jesus, Thy church with longing eyes||MEINS LEBENS LICHT||William H. Bathurst||LM||<cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite>, 1831|