1206 Avide with us, for ... the day is fur spent.

Luke 24. 29.
JESUS Christ! the Holy One,

I long to be with Thee;
O Jesus Christ! the lowly One,

Come and abide with me.
2 Now while the symbols of Thy love

Before Thy saints are set,
And Thou, descending from above,

Their yearning hearts hast met;
3 Come, and o'ershadow with Thy power

This lonely heart of mine,
And feed me in this solemn hour

With Thine own bread and wine.
4 My meat indeed-my drink indeed-

Art Thou, my gracious Lord;
Help Thou my soul by faith to feed

On this Thy precious word;
5 Till nourished, strengthened, satisfied,

My glad and thankful heart
Forgets the things Thou hast denied
In those Thou dost impart.



1207 Jesus came and stood in the midst.

John 20. 19. 1 Here would I touch and handle things

to unseen; Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal

grace, And all my helplessness upon Thee lean. 2 Here would I feed upon the bread of God;

Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heaven;

Here would I lay aside each heavy load;

Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. 3 This is the hour of banquet and of song,

This is the heavenly table spread for me ; Here let me feast, and, feasting, still prolong

The brief, bright hour of fellowship with Thee. 4 Too soon we rise: the symbols disappear; The feast, though not the love, is past and gone;

[here, The bread and wine remove, but Thou art

Who art the Way, the Truth, the Life alone. 5 I have no help but Thine; nor do I need

Another arm save Thine to lean upon;
It is enough, my Lord, enough, indeed,

My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone. 6 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,

Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love.

H. BONAR. 1867.


ITS CONFLICTS AND TRIUMPHS. 1208 What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.

Mark 13. 37.
ORD, her watch Thy Church is keeping,

When shall earth Thy rule obey ?
When shall end the night of weeping ?

When shall break the promised day?
See the whitening harvest languish,

Waiting still the labourers' toil;

Was it vain-Thy Son's deep anguish ?

Shall the strong retain the spoil ? 2 Tidings, sent to every creature,

Millions yet have never heard;
Can they hear without a preacher ?

Lord Almighty, give the word.
Give the word in every nation

Let the Gospel-trumpet sound,
Witnessing a world's salvation,

To the earth's remotest bound.
3 Then the end! Thy Church completed,

All Thy chosen gathered in,
With their King in glory seated,

Satan bound, and banished sin;
Gone for ever parting, weeping,

Hunger, sorrow, death, and pain :-
Lo! her watch Thy Church is keeping;
Come, Lord Jesus, come to reign!

H. DOWNTON. 1843.

1209 Thy Kingdom.come.—Matt. 6. 10.

OME, Kingdom of our God,

Blest reign of light and love,
Shed peace and hope and joy abroad,

And wisdom from above. 2 Over our spirits first

Extend thy healing reign;
Then raise and quench the sacred thirst

That never pains again.
3 Come, Kingdom of our God,

And make the broad earth thine;
Stretch o'er her lands and isles the rod
That flowers with grace


4 Soon


all tribes be blest
With fruit from Life's glad tree;
And in its shade, like brothers, rest

Sons of one family.
5 Come, Kingdom of our God,

And raise thy glorious throne
In worlds by the undying trod,
Where God shall bless His own.

H. D. JOHNS. 1865.

1210 O Lord, revive Thy work. —Hab. 3. 2.

S.M. 1

REVIVE Thy work, O Lord, ,

Thy mighty arm make bare;
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead,

And make Thy people hear. 2 Revive Thy work, O Lord,

Disturb this sleep of death;
Quicken the smouldering embers now

By Thine Almighty breath. 3 Revive Thy work, O Lord,

Create soul-thirst for Thee ;
And hungering for the bread of life,

O may our spirits be!
4 Revive Thy work, O Lord,

Exalt Thy precious name;
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love

For Thee and Thine inflame. 5 Revive Thy work, O Lord,

And give refreshing showers ;
The glory shall be all Thine own,
The blessing, Lord, be ours.


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S.M. 1211 Witt Thou not revive us again, that Thy

people may rejoice in Thee ?—Ps. 85. 6.
1 LORD! revive Thy work!”

Bid showers of grace descend;
To longing hearts reveal Thy love,

And save us to the end.
We mourn our languid zeal,

Our unbelief remove;
Oh! take our hearts and make them Thine;

Lord! fill each soul with love.

2 “O Lord! revive Thy work!”

Regard Thy "planted” vine;
Behold us each, through Christ Thy Son,

For Thee, for Thee we pine.
This is our heart-felt prayer,

Content we cannot be;
We will not, dare not, let Thee rest

'Till we Thy glory see.
3 “( Lord! revive Thy work!”

souls be saved ;
Make bare Thine arm, and rescue men,

By nature all depraved.
Then fit us for Thy work,

Endue with power Divine;
Lord, keep us earnest in Thy cause,
The glory shall be Thine.

J. T. WIGNER. 1868.


There shall be showers of blessing.

Ezek. 34. 26.


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ORD, I hear of showers of blessing

Thou art scattering, full and free;

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