Today, as when thy followers trod

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1 To-day, as when Thy followers trod
The lone Judean way,
Draw nigh, Thou risen Son of God,
Our boding fears allay.

2 Weary and sad, with us commune,
To each Thyself reveal;
With words of hope our souls attune,
And break the mystic seal.

3 Teacher from heaven, unlock the word
Spoken by seers of old,
Cause men to see the suffering Lord
Thy glorious plan unfold.

4 So shall our hearts within us burn,
And hope be all aglow,
Master Divine, our spirits yearn
More of Thyself to know.

5 Far-spent the day, with us abide,
Be Thou our welcome guest;
For they whose hearts in Thee confide
Shall be for ever blest.

6 And when the shadows round us fall,
And earth's brief day shall cease,
O Friend of Souls, to each and all
Breathe forth Thy word of "Peace."

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #424

Author: J. V. Smith

Smith, John Vipond. (Cumberland, England, 1846--March 29, 1915, Montreal, Quebec). Methodist. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Sharon, 1870-1871; Bond Head, 1871-1872; Sarnia, 1872-1873; Drummondville, 1873-1874; St. Thomas, 1874-1877; Galt, 1877-1880; Windsor, 1880-1882; London, 1883-1889, 1898-1901; Toronto, 1889-1894, 1901-1909; Hamilton, 1894-1898, 1910-1913; and Montreal, 1914-1915. He died while serving on the committee which compiled the Methodist Hymn Book of 1917, which includes some of his work. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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