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“The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed.” Isa. 51. 14

H. Fowler   L.M.

1
Jesus, my soul’s athirst for thee;
Absent from thee I cannot rest;
Come now, reveal thyself to me;
I cannot leave thy throne unblest.

2
My base ingratitude I mourn,
A needy, helpless sinner still;
Dear Lord, I wait thy sweet return,
Thy gracious promise to fulfil.

3
Ah, whither shall thy prisoner flee?
Thy captive hastens to be loosed;
And would repose his trust in thee,
Though oft by sin and sorrow tossed.

4
Jesus is still the sinner’s Friend,
Although the billows roll between;
And since his love is to the end,
Ere long he’ll change this gloomy scene.