Come, Lord, and Tarry Not

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music by Georgia Stitt
original text from Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

Come, Lord, and tarry not;
Bring the long looked for day;
O why these years of waiting here,
These ages of decay?

Come, for creation groans,
Impatient of Thy stay,
Worn out with these long years of ill,
These ages of delay.

Come Lord, Come Lord.  We wait for you.
Come Lord, Come Lord.  We wait for you.

Come, and make all things new,
Build up this ruined earth;
Restore our faded Paradise,
Creation’s second birth.

Come, for love waxes cold,
Its steps are faint and slow;
Faith now is lost in unbelief,
Hope’s lamp burns dim and low.

Come Lord, Come Lord.  We wait for you.
Come Lord, Come Lord.  We wait for you.

Come, and begin Thy reign
Of everlasting peace;
Come, take the kingdom to Thyself,
Great King of Righteousness.