O Lord, with our Ears and Hearts Open

131 D. OTSING (1850-1937)
449 Willenhall   447 Petrograd   448 Russian Air
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1 O Lord, with our ears and hearts open,
Awaiting Thy shout would we be,
The summons that calls us to heaven,
Forever to be, Lord, with Thee.
Thy word and Thy Spirit, blest Lover,
The earnest, are giv’n to Thy bride;
Thou’rt near to faith’s vision, O Saviour,
But soon she will be at Thy side.
2 O come then, Lord Jesus, we’re watching!
And take now Thy spouse home to Thee!
Thine absence awakens deep yearning,
The bride her loved Bridegroom to see.
Thou art, O Lord Jesus, still waiting
With love deep, eternal, we know;
Our hearts in response, with love’s burning,
Await Thee with lamps all aglow.
3 The Spirit and bride are united
And now with one voice would say “Come”!
Throughout the long night she has waited
To see Thee, her faithful Bridegroom.
Gross darkness the earth doth now cover,
And night like a pall shrouds the land;
Thy flock is still here, Shepherd Lover,
The sheep Thou hast kept by Thy hand.
4 Midst darkness faith clearly sees beaming
The light of Thy coming afar;
We watch for the dawn of the morning,
And hail Thee, the bright Morning Star.
The word of Thy patience we’re keeping,
Thy radiancy draws us apart –
A beacon us heav’nward attracting –
To meet Thee, the Hope of our heart!

Daniel Otsing (1850-1937) lived in St Petersburg, Russia and was in a small brethren meeting there.  The meeting suffered a lot of persecution after the Bolshevik Revolution and many faithful souls were transported to Siberia where they continued to witness to the Love of God in appalling conditions.

His great-niece Alice Mutton was taken to be with the Lord in January 2015.  Some ‘Russian Nuggets’ are being issued by Saville Street Distribution, Walton, Essex.  Contact e,mutton1462@btinternet.com .


  1. […] O Lord, with our Ears and Hearts Open, Awaiting Thy shout would we be, The summons that calls us to heaven, Forever to be, Lord, with Thee With the Lord’s help I will try to finish them in the next few weeks.  Is there any demand for producing them, and the Faith once Delivered series in pamphlet form? I am having interesting correspondence, and there is genuine interest in the truth.  I commit the whole exercise to God. […]

  2. I was brought up in Greenock, Scotland in the 50/60s & attended a small assembly. We used the “Little Flock” Hymn book, and Daniel Otsing ‘O Lord with our ears and hearts open” was no 131 in the book, and was regularly sung by us, and The Lord blessed us through it. James Flett, now at Dumfries.

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