Scripture Verse

Ye see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:25


Charlotte A. Barnard (1830–1869)

Words: Ma­ry B. Pe­ters, Hymns In­tend­ed to Help the Com­mun­ion of Saints (Lon­don: Nis­bet, 1847).

Music: Brock­les­by Char­lotte A. Bar­nard, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Pe­ters (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Bar­nard,

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Lord, we see the day approaching,
When Thou wilt again appear;
Sinners still Thy garments touching,
Stay Thee in Thy coming here.

Hid in Hea­ven all our treasure,
Patience now becomes Thy saints;
Lord, we wait Thy gracious pleasure,
Faith should silence all complaints.

Through the wilderness we wander,
Troubled oft, but not distressed;
Seek we glo­ry? It is yonder,
Suffering pledges future rest.

Coming judgments round us darken,
Human hearts may fail or fear;
But to Thee alone we hearken,
Your re­demp­tion draweth near.

Make each waiting child obedient,
Stay our anxious hearts on this:
If Thy going were expedient,
Surely Thy return is bliss.

Our own Lord is coming hither,
Light in darkness, joy in grief;
Hope deferred would quickly wither
Hearts that had not this relief.

All we need is deep affection,
Singleness of eye and heart;
Strength to own Thee in rejection:
Grace sufficient, Lord, impart!