Monday, December 1, 2008

O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide

"Oh, that You would rend the heavens!  That You would come down!  That the mountains might shake at Your presence--as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!"  (Is. 64:1-2)

1.  O Savior, rend the heavens wide;
     Come down, come down with mighty stride;
     Unlock the gates, the doors break down;
     Unbar the way to heaven's crown.

2.  O Father, light from heaven send;
     As morning dew, O Son, descend.
     Drop down, you clouds, the life of spring:
     To Jacob's line rain down the King.

3.  O earth, in flow'ring bud be seen;
     Clothe hill and dale in garb of green.
     Bring forth, O earth, a blossom rare,
     Our Savior, sprung from meadow fair.

4.  O Fount of hope, how long, how long?
     When will You come with comfort strong?
     O come, O come, Your throne forego;
     Console us in our vale of woe.

5.  O Morning Star, O radiant Sun,
     When will our hearts behold Your dawn?
     O Sun, arise; without Your light
     We grope in gloom and dark of night.

6.  Sin's dreadful doom before us lies;
     Grim death looms fierce before our eyes.
     O come, lead us with mighty hand
     From exile to our promised land.

7.  There shall we all our praises bring
     And sing to You, our Savior King;
     There shall we laud You and adore
     Forever and forevermore.

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