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Hymn #233: How Long, O Lord Our Saviour

Hymn #232 Hymn #234

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233 (7.6.7.6.D) James Deck

How long, O Lord our Saviour,

Wilt Thou remain away?

Our hearts are sometimes weary,

That Thou dost absent stay.

Oh! when shall come the moment

When brighter far than morn,

The sunshine of Thy glory,

Will on Thy people dawn?

How long, O gracious Master,

Wilt Thou Thy household leave?

So long hast Thou now tarried,

Few Thy return believe:

Immersed in sloth and folly,

Thy servants, Lord, we see,

And few indeed stand ready

With joy to welcome Thee.

How long, O heav'nly Bridegroom,

How long wilt Thou delay?

And yet how few are grieving,

That Thou dost absent stay:

Thy very bride her portion

And calling hath forgot,

And seeks for ease and glory,

Where Thou, her Lord, art not.

Oh! Wake Thy slumb'ring virgins,

Send forth the solemn cry!

Let all Thy saints repeat it:

"The Bridegroom draweth nigh!"

May all our lamps be burning

Our loins well girded be:

Each longing heart preparing

With joy Thy face to see!

Hymn #232 Hymn #234