Through Judah's Land The Saviour Walks
Latin: Chrittus Tenebris Obsitam, No. 52.
Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 58-59.
Through Judah's land the Saviour
The word of life to teach:
His own he seeks,—his own refuse
To hearken to His speech.
And yet the miracles He works
The Son of God proclaim :
The deaf can hear, the dumb pronounce
The great Messiah's name.
But no! they turn their ears away,
His doctrine they repel:
They hate the Sun, for ah! they love
Their night of sin too well.
But we, O God, thy light desire,
That shines so bright, so fair:
Oh! search our hearts, and thou shalt find
No love of darkness there.
Oh, ever on thy chosen saints
Such blessings, Lord, bestow !
Oh, may thy truth for ever- shine,
Thy love for ever glow!
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Holy Ghost,
Be glory from the saints on earth,
And from the heavenly host.
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