Jesus stood on the shore,
When the morning came,
Appearing to His friends once more;
The belovèd disciple knew the Lord,
Who loved him as in days of yore.
Jesus stands on the shore today,
Helping struggling souls by the way;
On the land, or wave, Jesus waits to save,
He never turns a soul away.
Jesus stood by the way,
When the beggar blind,
For mercy cried thro’ nature’s night;
As he cast down his garments at His feet,
By faith he there received his sight.
Jesus stood by the grave
Of the friend He loved,
And showed His resurrection power;
Quickly gave the command,
Come forth, come forth,
Unloose, and let him go this hour.
Jesus standeth today at the mercy-seat,
Our advocate with God above;
Shows His nail piercèd hands,
And pleading stands,
Unchanging in His wondrous love.