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

J N Darby – Little Flock No 47 – Blest Lord, Thou spakest! ’twas Thy voice

C.M. 
1 Blest Lord, Thou spakest! ’twas Thy voice
That led our hearts to Thee;
That drew us to that better choice,
Where grace has set us free.
2 Thou wouldest that we should rejoice,
And walk by faith below;
Enough that we have heard Thy voice,
And learned Thy love’s deep woe.
Thy glory, Lord: this living waste
To us no rest can give;
Our path is on with earnest haste,
Lord, in Thy rest to live.
4 Our happiness, O Lord, with Thee
Is long laid up in store,
For that blest day when Thee we’ll see,
And conflict will be o’er.
5 Yes, love divine in Thee we know;
The Father’s glories soon
Shall burst upon our ravished view,
Thyself our joy and crown.
6 Soon shall we see Thee as Thou art,
O hope for ever blest!
Thou’lt call us in our heav’nly part,
The Father’s house to rest.
7 O rest ineffable, divine,
The rest of God above,
Where we shall ever see Thee shine,
Our joy, eternal love!

 

J N Darby –

Little Flock Hymn Book (1961/1973) No 47

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