The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lord Jesus, Who Shalt Come With Power

For Ember-Week in Advent, Second Advent

Words: John Mason Neale

Music: Not Stated

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale, Hymns for the Young. Second Series of Hymns for Children (1844). New Edition. (London: Joseph Masters, 1854), #16, pp. 20-21.
See: Christmas in Neale's Hymns for Children

S. Mark xiii. 17.

1. Lord Jesus, Who shalt come with power
    To judge the quick and dead,
In such a day, at such an hour,
    When sinners feel no dread:

2. Lest men should sleep in this world’s night,
    Until that morn appear,
Thou mak’st Thy Church a shining light
    To those that sojourn here.

3. Behold her fasting and her prayer
    This day through every land;
And let all those Thy blessing share
    On whom she lays her hand:

4. Give them Thy Grace, that so they may
    Divide Thy Word aright;
Endue them with Thy strength, that they
    The fight of faith may fight:

5. Give them Thy Wisdom, to control
    The wayward and the proud;
Give them Thy Comfort, to console
    The heart with sorrow bow’d;

6. Grant them each danger to descry,
    With soberness to teach;
Grant them to beat down heresy,
    And live the truths they preach.

7. They bless the Cup; the power is Thine
    To make it Heavenly Food;
Make Thou their hallow’d bread and wine
    Christ’s very Flesh and Blood!

8. That so their flocks, receiving strength
    According as their day,
May with their shepherds, Lord, at length
    Abide with Thee alway!

9. To God the Father, God the Son,
    And God the Holy Ghost,
By men below be honour done,
    And by the Heavenly Host!

Note:

Mark 13:17. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (KJV)

Also found in Mary Sackville Lawson, et al, eds., Collected Hymns, Sequences and Carols of John Mason Neale (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1914), pp. 349-350.

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