How long, O Lord our Savior

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1 How long, O Lord, our Savior,
Wilt Thou remain away?
Our hearts are growing weary
At Thy so long delay.
Oh, when shall come the moment,
When, brighter than the morn,
The sunshine of Thy glory
Shall on Thy people dawn?
The sunshine of Thy glory
Shall on Thy people dawn?

2 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;
And seeks for ease and glory
Where Thou, her lord, art not.

3 Oh, wake Thy slumbering 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;
Each longing heart preparing
With joy Thy face to see.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10418

Author: James G. Deck

Deck, James George, eldest son of John Deck, of Bury St. Edmunds, was born in 1802 and educated for the army, and became an officer in the Indian service. Retiring from the army, and having joined the Plymouth Brethren, he undertook, in 1843, the charge of a congregation of that body, at Wellington, Somerset. In 1852 be went abroad and settled in New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1837-1838; Psalms and Hymns, &c, London, Walther (containing those in the former collection), 1842; the Wellington Hymn Book, 1857; Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1860. Of his hymns now in use outside his own denomination, the greater part appeared in the 1837-1838 book, and are found in his brother-in-law's (Dr. Walker's) Chelte… Go to person page >

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