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1206 Avide with us, for ... the day is fur spent.
Luke 24. 29.
I long to be with Thee;
Come and abide with me.
Before Thy saints are set,
Their yearning hearts hast met;
This lonely heart of mine,
With Thine own bread and wine.
Art Thou, my gracious Lord;
On this Thy precious word;
My glad and thankful heart
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;
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,
H. BONAR. 1867.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST:
ITS CONFLICTS AND TRIUMPHS. 1208 What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.
Mark 13. 37.
When shall earth Thy rule obey ?
When shall break the promised day?
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;
Lord Almighty, give the word.
Let the Gospel-trumpet sound,
To the earth's remotest bound.
All Thy chosen gathered in,
Satan bound, and banished sin;
Hunger, sorrow, death, and pain :-
H. DOWNTON. 1843.
1209 Thy Kingdom.come.—Matt. 6. 10.
Blest reign of light and love,
And wisdom from above. 2 Over our spirits first
Extend thy healing reign;
That never pains again.
And make the broad earth thine;
all tribes be blest
Sons of one family.
And raise thy glorious throne
H. D. JOHNS. 1865.
1210 O Lord, revive Thy work. —Hab. 3. 2.
Thy mighty arm make bare;
And make Thy people hear. 2 Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Disturb this sleep of death;
By Thine Almighty breath. 3 Revive Thy work, O Lord,
Create soul-thirst for Thee ;
O may our spirits be!
Exalt Thy precious name;
For Thee and Thine inflame. 5 Revive Thy work, O Lord,
And give refreshing showers ;
ALBERT MIDLANE. 1865.
S.M. 1211 Witt Thou not revive us again, that Thy
people may rejoice in Thee ?—Ps. 85. 6.
Bid showers of grace descend;
And save us to the end.
Our unbelief remove;
Lord! fill each soul with love.
2 “O Lord! revive Thy work!”
Regard Thy "planted” vine;
For Thee, for Thee we pine.
Content we cannot be;
'Till we Thy glory see.
souls be saved ;
By nature all depraved.
Endue with power Divine;
J. T. WIGNER. 1868.
Ezek. 34. 26.
ORD, I hear of showers of blessing
Thou art scattering, full and free;