636. THE WATCHING CHURCH
Christ in Song,
Lord, her watch Thy Church is keeping;
When shall earth Thy rule obey?
When shall end the night of weeping?
When shall break the promised day?
See the whit'ning harvest languish,
Waiting still the lab'rers' toil;
Was it vain, Thy Son's deep anguish!
Shall the strong retain the spoil?
Tidings, sent for ev'ry creature,
Millions yet have never heard;
Can they hear without a preacher?
Lord Almighty, give the word;
Give the word; in ev'ry nation
Let the gospel trumpet sound,
Witnessing of Thy salvation
To the earth's remotest bound.
Then the end: Thy Church completed,
All Thy chosen gathered in,
With their King in glory seated,
Satan bound, and banished sin;
Gone forever, parting, weeping,
Hunger, sorrow, death, and pain;
Lo! her watch Thy church is keeping,
Come, Lord Jesus; come to reign.
||The Watching Church
||Lord, her watch Thy Church is keeping
||Christ: Christ's Church
Last updated on 13th Apr 2023 by Brian Onang'o