23*. O Jesus, Precious Saviour

by J.N.D., 1856
O Jesus, precious Saviour,
Oh when wilt Thou return?
Our hearts with woe familiar,
To Thee, our Master, turn.
Luke 2:11; 1 Peter 2:7
Our woe is Thine, Lord Jesus,
Our joy is in Thy love,
But woe and joy all lead us
To Thee in heaven above.
To Thee we look, Lord Jesus,
To Thee whose love we know,
We wait the power that frees us
From bondage, sin and woe.
Hebrews 12:2; Ephesians 3:19; Romans 8:23
We look for Thine appearing,
Thy presence here to bless,
We greet the day that's nearing,
When all this woe shall cease.
Hebrews 9:28; Romans 13:12
But, oh, for us, blest Saviour,
How brighter far the lot,
To be with Thee forever,
Where evil enters not!
Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 21:27
To see Thee who'st so loved us,
Then face to face above,
Whose grace at first had moved us
To taste and know Thy love.
John 15:9; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Ephesians 2:8; 1 Peter 2:3
With Thee, O Lord, forever,
Our souls shall be content,
Nor act nor thought shall ever
Full joy with Thee prevent.
Oh come, then, soon, Lord Jesus,
In patience still we wait,
Await the power that frees us—
Our longed-for heavenly seat.
Revelation 22:20; Romans 8:25
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11)
“Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner.” (1 Peter 2:7)
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19)
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23)
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrews 9:28)
“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” (Romans 13:12)
“For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.” (Philippians 1:23)
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)