Scripture Verse

As the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God. Psalm 123:2


Words: John Bowd­ler (1783–1815).

Music: Tha­raw, ar­ranged by H. Lam­son in A Se­lect­ion of Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles S. Ro­bin­son (New York: Cen­tu­ry Com­pa­ny, 1881), num­ber 114 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Lam­son’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John Bowdler (1783–1815)


Lord, before Thy throne we bend;
Now to Thee our prayers as­cend:
Servants to our master true,
Lo! we yield Thee homage due:
Children, to Thy throne we fly,
Abba, Fa­ther, hear our cry!

Low before Thee, Lord! we bow;
We are weak—but mighty Thou;
Sore distressed, yet suppliant still,
Here we wait Thy holy will;
Bound to earth, and rooted here,
Till our Sav­ior God appear.

Leave us not beneath the power
Of temptation’s darkest hour:
Swift to seal their captives’ doom,
See our foes exulting come!
Jesus, Sav­ior! yet be nigh,
Lord of life and vic­to­ry.