Scripture Verse

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


Words: 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.

Music: Va­ter un­ser Geist­liche Lied­er (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1539). Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, 1726 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of No­ble (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.