Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road?@Luke 24:32

James A. Noble, 1886. Noble wrote this hymn for students at the Wintersdorf girls’ school in Birkdale, Lancashire, England; it was published in Verses of a Prose Writer, 1887.

Vater Unser Geistliche Lieder (Leipzig, Germany: 1539); harmony by Johann S. Bach, 1726 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)

Lord Jesus, in the days of old
Two walked with Thee in waning light;
And love’s blind instinct made them bold
To crave Thy presence through the night.
As night descends, we too would pray,
O leave us not at close of day.

Did not their hearts within them burn?
And though their Lord they failed to know,
Did not their spirits inly yearn?
They could not let the stranger go.
Much more must we who know Thee pray,
O leave us not at close of day.