Scripture Verse

If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again. John 14:3

Introduction

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to George Je­kell, in the 1856 Ply­mouth Breth­ren hym­nal A Few Hymns and Some Spi­ri­tu­al Songs Se­lec­ted 1856 for the Lit­tle Flock.

Music: Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Philip P. Bliss
1838–1876

Lyrics

Lord Je­sus, come!
Nor let us longer roam
Afar from Thee, and that bright place
Where we shall see Thee face to face.
Lord Je­sus, come! Lord Je­sus, come!

Lord Je­sus, come!
Thine absence here we mourn:
No joy we know apart from Thee,
No sorrow in Thy presence see.
Lord Je­sus, come! Lord Je­sus, come!

Lord Je­sus, come!
And claim us as Thine own;
With longing hearts the path we tread,
Which Thee on high to glo­ry led,
Lord Je­sus, come! Lord Je­sus, come!

Lord Je­sus, come!
And take Thy people home:
That all Thy flock, so scattered here,
With Thee in glo­ry may appear.
Lord Je­sus, come! Lord Je­sus, come!