Scripture Verse

Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20

Introduction

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Adoniram J. Gordon
1836–1895

Words: Ado­ni­ram J. Gor­don, The Cor­o­na­tion Hym­nal (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1894), num­ber 301.

Music: St. Phi­lip (Monk) Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk
1823–1889

Lyrics

Even so, Lord Jesus, come;
Hope of all our hopes the sum,
Take Thy waiting people home.

Long, so long, our blessèd dead
Wait, from out the grave’s dark bed
At Thine advent to be led.

Long, so long, the groaning earth,
Cursed with war, and flood, and dearth
Sighs for its redemption birth.

Wherefore come, we daily pray,
Wipe creation’s curse away;
Bring the resurrection day.