187. O Jesus, Gracious Saviour

7,6.
by J.G. Deck
1
O Jesus, gracious Saviour,
 
Upon the Father's throne—
 
Whose wondrous love and favor
 
Have made our cause Thine own;
 
Thy people to Thee ever
 
For grace and help repair,
 
For Thou, they know, wilt never
 
Refuse their griefs to share.
Revelation 3:21; Hebrews 4:15-16
2
O Lord, through tribulation
 
Our pilgrim-journey lies,
 
Through scorn and sore temptation,
 
And watchful enemies;
 
Midst never-ceasing dangers
 
We through the desert roam;
 
As pilgrims here and strangers
 
We seek the rest to come.
John 16:33; 1 Peter 1:6; Psalm 56:1-2; Psalm 63:1; 1 Peter 2:11; Hebrews 4:9
3
O Lord, Thou too once hasted
 
This weary desert through,
 
Once fully tried and tasted
 
Its bitterness and woe;
 
And hence Thy heart is tender
 
In truest sympathy,
 
Though now the heavens render
 
All praise to Thee on high.
Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15
4
Oh by Thy Holy Spirit
 
Reveal in us Thy love,
 
The joy we shall inherit
 
With Thee, our Head above;
 
May all this consolation
 
Our trembling hearts sustain—
 
Sure—though through tribulation—
 
The promised rest to gain.
1 John 4:12-13; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:15; Acts 14:22
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” (Revelation 3:21)