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Lord Jesus, come; for here

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Lord Jesus, come! for here
Our path through wilds is laid;
We watch, as for the dayspring near,
Amid the breaking shade.

Lord Jesus, come! for hosts
Meet on the battle-plain;
Our holiest hopes seem vainest boasts,
And tears are shed like rain.

Lord Jesus, come! the slave
Still bears his heavy chains;
Their daily bread the hungry crave,
While teem the fruitful plains.

Hark! herald voices near
Lead on thy happier day;
Come, Lord, and our hosannas hear!
We wait to strew thy way.

Come, as in days of old,
With words of grace and power;
Gather us all within thy fold,
And let us stray no more!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #173

Author: Harriet Martineau

Martineau, Harriet, was born at Norwich, June 12, 1802, and died at Ambleside, June 27, 1876. Best known as the writer of Illustrations of Political Economy, Retrospect of Western Travel; two novels, Deerbrook and The Hour and the Man; Eastern Life, Past and Present; a History of the Thirty Years’ Peace, and various other works. Her first publication was a book of Devotional Exercises, with hymns appended to each Exercise, and her hymns also belong to what she speaks of in the Autobiography as her "Unitarian" period. Five of them appeared in A Collection of Hymns for Christian Worship, printed in 1831 for the congregation of Eustace Street, Dublin, and edited by her brother, the Rev. James Martineau. 1. All men are equal in their birth.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord Jesus, come; for here
Author: Harriet Martineau



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #173Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #173Page Scan
A Service Book: with a selection of tunes and hymns for Sabbath schools (6th ed.) #170aPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #253Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #895Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d161
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d744
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #487Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #454Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d55
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d50
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d257
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #819Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #819Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #571Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #483Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #483Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d171
Hymns of the Spirit #687Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d141
Joyful Voices: A New Eclectic Hymn Book #d56
Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming Christ (Improved ed.) #A48Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1014Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d370
Revival Hymns #389Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #203Page Scan
Songs of the Free, and Hymns of Christian Freedom #d70
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1014Page Scan
The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d208
The Christian Psalmist #d414
The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d234
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #120Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #802Page Scan
The Harp #998Page Scan
The Sacred Melodeon and The Juvenile Numeral Singer #d23
The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d48
The Southern Psalmist #d476
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d499
Union Hymns. Rev. #d227
Union Hymns. Rev. #d230
Zion's Harp ... Sacred Songs Not Found in the Methodist Hymn Book and Many Never Before Published with Several Original Pieces #d184