Sunday, 21 June 2015

Hide not your face - Lina Sandell

Hide not your face from me, Lord, let me now see,
Comfort me, bless me, and when I call hear me!
You are my faithful, compassionate Redeemer,
Aren't you coming soon, aren't you coming soon?

Yet I've not come to my heavenly homeland,
Here but a guest and sojourner I still stand.
You are my faithful, compassionate Redeemer,
Will you not come soon, will you not come soon?

Here with great longing, as if on a strange strand,
I do look up to that heavenly homeland.
You are my faithful, compassionate Redeemer,
Are you coming soon, are you coming soon?

While you delay, guard my heart most securely,
Hallow its joys, ease its sorrows most surely.
You are my faithful, compassionate Redeemer,
Aren't you coming soon, aren't you coming soon?

Help me, Lord, now to hold fast to this one thing,
That I may fear you only, and to you cling.
You are my faithful, compassionate Redeemer,
Will you not come soon, will you not come soon?

Multiply my faith, and free me from discord,
Give what you will, but at last give a crown, Lord!
You are my faithful, compassionate Redeemer,
Are you coming soon, are you coming soon?

Herre, fördölj ej ditt ansikte för mig
Lina Sandell (full name  full name was Carolina Vilhelmina Sandell Berg) (1832 - 1903) Sweden
Translated by E. Einar Kron

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