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Hymn: How long O Lord our Saviour (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: How long O Lord our Saviour

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s and 6s

Tune: How Long O Lord

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 318, click to see hymnal pages


How long, O Lord, our Saviour,

Wilt thou remain a-way,

Our hearts are grow-ing wea-ry of thy so long de-lay;

O when shall come the moment,

When brighter far than morn,

The sunshine of thy glo-ry,

Shall on thy peo-ple dawn.

How long, O gracious Master,

Wilt thou thy household leave?

So long hast thou now tarried,

Few thy return believe;

Immersed in sloth and folly,

Thy servants, Lord, we see,

And few of us stand ready

With joy to welcome thee.

How long, O heavenly 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.

O 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.