I come quickly.@Revelation 22:20
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

Lawrence Tuttiett, Hymns for Churchmen 1854. Tuttiett wrote these lyrics while Vicar of Lea Marston, England; it is one of the first hymns he ever wrote.

Veni Cito John B. Dykes, in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lawrence Tuttiett (1825-1897)

O quickly come, dread judge of all,
For, awful though Thine advent be;
All shadows from the truth will fall,
And falsehood die, in sight of Thee.
O quickly come, for doubt and fear
Like clouds dissolve when Thou art near.

O quickly come, great king of all;
Reign all around us, and within;
Let sin no more our souls enthrall,
let pain and sorrow die with sin.
O quickly come, for Thou alone
Canst make Thy scattered people one.

O quickly come, true life of all;
For death is mighty all around;
On every home his shadows fall,
On every heart his mark is found.
O quickly come, for grief and pain
Can never cloud Thy glorious reign.

O quickly come, sure light of all
For gloomy night broods o’er our way;
And weakly souls begin to fall
With weary watching for the day.
O quickly come, for round Thy throne
No eye is blind, no night is known.