Prayer for the Lord's Promised Presence
John Newton, 1779, from Olney Hymns, vol. 1, hymn 76
|Son of God! thy people's shield!|
Must we still thine absence mourn?
Let thy promise be fulfilled,
Thou hast said, I will return!
2. Gracious Leader now appear,
3. As a mother counts the days
|4. Come, and let us feel thee nigh,|
Then thy sheep shall feed in peace;
Plenty bless us from on high,
Evil from amongst us cease.
5. With thy love, and voice, and aid,
6. Thus each day for thee we'll spend,
|7. Let thy light be ne'er withdrawn,|
Golden days afford us long!
Thus we pray at early dawn,
This shall be our evening song.