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).

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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.