Let evening twilight turn to dawn

Let evening twilight turn to dawn

Author: T. Vincent Tymms
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1 Let evening twilight turn to dawn,
For all who love Thee, Saviour dear,
Like twain of old, to whom, we read,—
“Jesus Himself drew near.”

2 Yet we remember how ‘tis write,
That while He sought their doubt to clear,
Their eyes were held, and told them not,
Jesus Himself drew near.

3 With burning hearts they heard His words,
Unfolding how each ancient see
Said, “Christ must suffer.” So in Light,
Jesus Himself drew near.

4 Drew near, was near, yet still seemed far,
While sitting down their meal to cheer!
Then closer still, in vanished Form,
Jesus Himself drew near.

5 Not now a figure by their side,
But in their hearts, Indweller dear!
His present Spirit bade them say,
Jesus Himself is here.

6 So dwell in us by faith, dear Lord!
In us by grace Thy throne uprear,
Then of our darkest hours we’ll say,
Jesus Himself drew near.

7 Be near us, Lord, till sense no more
Divides from Him our souls revere:
Be with us, Lord, till thro’ the tomb,
To Jesus we draw near.

Source: The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #133

Author: T. Vincent Tymms

Tymms, Thomas Vincent, was born in Westminster, Jan. 5, 1842. After being educated for the Baptist ministry in Regent's Park College, London, he became, in 1865, pastor at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Thence, in 1868, he removed to Accrington, and in 1869 to London, where he now ministers to an influential congregation in the Downs Chapel, Clapton. In 1885 Mr. Tymms published an able book entitled The Mystery of God; a consideration of some intellectual hindrances to Faith (2nd ed. 1886; a 3rd ed. 1887). Mr. Tymms has written several hymns, which have been printed in the 1880 Supplement to the Baptist Psalms and Hymns, and in the Baptist Psalms and Hymns for School and Home, 1882:— 1. Another Sabbath ended (1866). Sunday Evening. 2. In Shilo… Go to person page >

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