J N Darby – Little Flock No 411 – Lord! let us wait for Thee alone

 C.M.
1 Lord! let us wait for Thee alone:
Our life be only this –
To serve Thee here on earth, unknown;
Then share Thy heavenly bliss.
2 Lord, we would wait, in labour still
In Thy blest service here:
What Thou hast giv’n us to fulfil –
Thy will – to us is dear!
3 We well can wait! Thou waitest yet
The word of that dread hour,
Which shall Thy foes for ever set
As footstool of Thy power.
4 Yet, Lord! were once Thy will fulfilled,
How better far with Thee,
With Thee, our joy, our strength, our shield,
In cloudless light to be.
5 Lord, be it soon! Thou know’st our heart,
In this sad world, no rest
Can find nor wish but where Thou art:
That rest itself possessed!

 

John Nelson Darby (1800-82)

Little Flock Hymn Book (1961/1973) No 411

Part of JND’s poem   The Call – What powerful, mighty Voice, so near, Calls me from Earth apart

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