Words: Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1866
Music: Hamburg, Lowell Mason, 1824
Amidst us our Belov? stands,
And bids us view His pierc? hands;
Points to the wounded feet and side,
Blest emblems of the Crucified.
What food luxurious loads the board,
When at His table sits the Lord!
The wine how rich, the bread how sweet,
When Jesus deigns the guests to meet!
If now, with eyes defiled and dim,
We see the signs, but see not Him;
O may His love the scales displace,
And bid us see Him face to face!
O glorious Bridegroom of our hearts,
Your present smile a heavn imparts!
O lift the veil, if veil there be,
Let every saint your glory see!
Words: Charles Haddon Spurgeon, 1866.
Music: Boylston, Lowell Mason, 1832
The Holy Ghost is here,
Where saints in prayer agree,
As Jesus parting Gift is near
Each pleading company.
Not far away is He,
To be by prayer brought nigh,
But here in present majesty,
As in His courts on high.
He dwells within our soul,
An ever welcome Guest;
He reigns with absolute control,
As Monarch in the breast.
Obedient to Thy will,
We wait to feel Thy power;
O Lord of life, our hopes fulfill,
And bless this hallowed hour.
Words: Charles Haddon
Originally titled: Hymns for an Early Morning Prayer Meeting
Music: Greenwood, Joseph Emerson Sweetser, 1832
Sweetly the holy hymn
Breaks on the morning air;
Before the world with smoke is dim
We meet to offer prayer.
While flowers are wet with dews,
Dew of our souls, descend:
Ere yet the sun the day renews,
O Lord, Thy Spirit send.
Upon the battlefield,
Before the fight begins,
We seek, O Lord, Thy sheltering shield,
To guard us from our sins.
Ere yet our vessel sails
Upon the stream of day
We plead, O Lord, for heavenly gales
To speed us on our way!
On the lone mountain side,
Before the mornings light,
The Man of sorrows wept and cried,
And rose refreshed with might.
Oh, hear us then, for we
Are very weak and frail,
We make the Saviors Name our plea,
And surely must prevail.
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