"Jesus, Thy Church with Longing Eyes"
                    by William H. Bathurst, 1796-1877
                                 Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.52

        1. Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes
        For Thine expected coming waits.
        When will the promised light arise
        And glory beam from Zion's gates?

        2. E'en now, when tempests round us fall
        And wintry clouds o'ercast the sky,
        Thy words with pleasure we recall
        And deem that our redemption's nigh.

        3. Come, gracious Lord, our hearts renew,
        Our foes repel, our wrongs redress,
        Man's rooted enmity subdue,
        And crown Thy Gospel with success.

        4. Oh, come and reign o'er every land;
        Let Satan from his throne be hurled,
        All nations bow to Thy command,
        And grace revive a dying world.

        5. Teach us in watchfulness and prayer
        To wait for the appointed hour
        And fit us by Thy grace to share
        The triumphs of Thy conquering power.

Notes: Hymn #64 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Rev. 1:7 Author: William H. Bathurst, 1831, ab. Tune: "O Jesu Christ, mein's" 1st Published in: _Nuernbergisches Gesangbuch_, 1676
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