187. O Jesus, Gracious Saviour

by J.G. Deck
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
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
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
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)