I come to Thee, dear Lord

I come to Thee, dear Lord,
  My heart doth thirst for Thee;
Of Thee I'd eat, of Thee I'd drink.
  Enjoy Thee thoroughly.
Just to behold Thy face,
  For this my heart doth cry;
I deeply long to drink of Thee
  My thirst to satisfy.
Thy glorious, radiant face
  My heart delights to see;
Here I'd abide and ne'er depart,
  Beholding constantly.
In such a fellowship
  Thou, Lord, art grace to me;
My heart and spirit gladdened, filled,
  I enter rest in Thee.
Lord, I would linger here,
  Still seeking after Thee,
Continue in the Word and prayer
  Till Thou dost flow thru me.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.

Clay Sylvester

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

The feeling and sentiment of these words, by Brother Lee, (and the tune by a brother Jackson) are a soothing balm. When I am in a low place, needing restoration and healing with the Lord, I feel I can go on. This is one of my favorite hymns (#812 in "Hymns" by Living Stream Ministry). I haven't sung it for a very long time and just this morning (5/17/24), the words "I come to Thee, dear Lord" occurred to me "out of the blue". I am so thankful for this app, where, if one can recall only a few words, you can retrieve the entire hymn! It doesn't even have to be a first line or chorus.

(PS: why is there no star next to the title to designate it as a "favorite", which can be done with all the other hymns?? )

Dustin Jacot

Reno, Nevada, United States

Jesus the Lord is our wonderful bridegroom and we are his bride. Oh how blessed it is just to spend time with the Lord and to linger with him until he flows through us. Lord Jesus we love you come quickly

Jim Smith

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

What a great prayer as we come to the Lord each day in our morning watch.

Isaac Kodi

Accra, Cantonments, Ghana

My soul is blessed with the song. Besides, the doctrines are fully inspired.

God richly bless

I want you to be a friend so I grow further in Christ. I am currently an Elder in the Church of Pentecost and my passion is to commit myself in evangelism.


Lord, I would linger here,

Still seeking after Thee,

Continue in the Word and prayer

Till Thou dost flow thru me

Campbell Watterworth

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

The Lord is here, one with us! This is an enduring and wonderful fact.

And I believe that when we take time in the morning to: listen to Him, touch the throne of grace – we gradually develop a sense of joy, by being aware of His presence.

This hymn is an expression of this experience of seeking and entering into this fruitful abiding!

By reading such a hymn, singing it, listening to it, and considering it; we will learn to enter into the experience of “abiding” in the joy of His grace.

Busisiwe Inga

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lord, I would linger here,

Still seeking after Thee,

Continue in the Word and prayer

Till Thou dost flow thru me.


Auckland, New Zealand

Lord, I would linger here!

Samantha Zhang

Auckland, New Zealand

In such a fellowship... I enter rest in Thee.


Auckland, New Zealand

Here I abide and never depart so I can behold you constantly

In our approach to the Bible today, we may be either in the 'day' or in the 'night.' By the Lord's mercy, we can testify that concerning the Bible we in the Lord's recovery are in the 'day.' As we read the Word of God, we experience sunrise, not sunset. But when many read the Bible, they are in the 'night.' As Paul said of the Jews, there is a veil upon their heart in the reading of the Scriptures (2 Cor. 3:14). They are veiled by their tradition and by their natural concepts. In their experience the Bible thus becomes a book of dead letters. Like the ancient Pharisees, scribes, and Judaizers, they handle the Word without directly contacting the Lord. Instead of exercising their spirit, they rely on their natural understanding. Furthermore, they are often zealous to maintain their religious tradition. But whenever we come to the Word, we need to contact the Lord. As we come to the Lord in the Word, we need to hunger and thirst for Him and seek to enjoy Him. This seeking after the Lord is well expressed in the lines of a hymn:

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In our reading and pray-reading of the Word, we should seek the Lord's glorious, radiant face. Then in our experience the Word of God will be a source of life supply and nourishment, and we shall be in the 'day,' not in the 'night.'

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