Lord Jesus, in the Days of Old   Leave a comment

Above:  Emmaus, 1898-1946

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004006304/PP/)

Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Words (1887) by James A. Noble (1844-1896), who wrote the text for pupils at a girls’ school at Birkdale, Lancashire, England

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1.  Lord Jesus, in the days of old

Two walked with thee in waning light;

And love’s blind instinct made them bold

To crave thy presence through the night.

As night descends, we too would pray,

O leave us not at close of day.

2.  Did not their hearts within them burn?

And though their Lord they failed to know,

Did not their spirits inly yearn?

They could not let the Stranger go.

Much more must we who know thee pray,

O leave us not at close of day.

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