Scripture Verse

O Lord, how long? Return, O Lord. Psalm 6:3–4


John B. Dykes

Words: Em­i­ly G. Balch, 1913.

Music: Me­li­ta John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Emily G. Balch


Now let us all arise and sing
The coming kingdom of our king,
The time when all shall brothers be,
Each loving each, all loving Thee.
How long, O Lord, O Lord, how long
Shall these Thy weak ones suffer wrong?

O when shall dawn the glorious day
For which we hope and work and pray?
Dear Father, use what means Thou wilt
To cleanse our lives from greed and guilt;
Help us to put away our sin
And learn to bring Thy kingdom in.