Hymn Selection

411

C.M.


1
LORD! let us wait for Thee alone:
Our life be only this -
To serve Thee here on earth, unknown;
Then share Thy heavnenly bliss.
2
Lord, we would wait, in labour still
In Thy blest service here:
What Thou hast giv'n us to fulfil -
Thy will - to us is dear!
3
We well can wait! Thou waitest yet
The word of that dread hour,
Which shall Thy foes for ever set
As footstool of Thy power.
4
Yet, Lord! were once Thy will fulfilled,
How better far with Thee,
With Thee, our joy, our strength, our shield,
In cloudless light to be.
5
Lord, be it soon! Thou know'st our heart,
In this sad world, no rest
Can find nor wish but where Thou art:
That rest itself possessed!

J.N. Darby

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