Lord Jesus, I long in Thy presence to live

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Paullah L.

Other State/Province..., Philippines

"O let not my heart be contented or rest

When loving or seeking what with Thee doth part."

May not all these worldly pleasures fool my heart. Remind me of the sweetness of Your presence and how vanity can never match its peerlessness, O Lord.


Maria Mistica

Lucena, Quezon, Philippines

O let not my heart be contented or rest

When loving or seeking what with Thee doth part.

Psalm 35:22 says "You have seen, O Jehovah; do not be silent. O Lord do not be far from me."

Psalm 30:7b "You hid Your face, I was troubled"

Just like the psalmist, may we also be troubled when He hide His face from us.

What a sweet God we have. Amen


Hubert

Philippines

O let not my heart be contented or rest

Oh Lord,

I dont want to remain the same

I just want to love You more,

I just want to give my all,

I just want to be found in You,

I just want only You.

But Lord I dont know how.

I dont know how to love You more,

I dont know how to give my all,

I dont know how to be found in You,

I dont know how to have only You

“Lord, teach me each day in Thy presence to live,

From morning to evening my one world Thou art;

O let not my heart be contented or rest

When loving or seeking what with Thee doth part"

“Ako'y turuan Mong mamuhay sa Iyo,

Ikaw ang daigdig sa araw't gabi,

Sana'y di-mapalagay ang puso ko

Kung inaasam ang hindi Mo mithi. ”


Maeriehl Joy

Philippines

Stanza 1 says, "Lord Jesus, I long in Thy presence to live,

From morning to evening my one world Thou art;

O let not my heart be contented or rest

When loving or seeking what with Thee doth part."

I remembered a footnote in Exodus 33:14 which goes like this: "God’s presence is His way, the “map” that shows His people the way they should take (cf. John 14:6 and note 1; Heb. 11:8 and note)."

This is precious. As God’s people, we have a different map for how we go on in our lives.

Exo. 33:14 - And He said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

Exo. 33:15 - And he said to Him, If Your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.

If His presence does not go with us, how restless we'll be! May we dare not go towards some place which costs us to lose His presence.


Eva Wong

Strathfield, Australia

Thanks very much for posting.

This is the first song I sang to my daughter on her first day on earth.

His presence is so precious. May we be there always - morning till evening, and whilst we are asleep, - nothing can be sweeter..


Chun Wang

Brother Park, sorry I didn’t make myself clear. In the words “long in”, “long” is the verb and “in” is the preposition. So the author is saying he/she “longs” to live “in” the Lord’s presence. Hope that helps!


Park

Thank you.

Of course I know the verb 'long'.

So conclusion is 'long in' is the short form of 'longing'.

I was confused because I am not familiar with short form even though my first guess was exactly what I heard NOW.

And I wanted to confirm it.

Praise the God.

Your help will help me enjoy this song deeply. Amen.


Chun Wang

Richardson, Texas, United States

Brother Park, the word “long” can be used as a verb with the meaning “to desire” (in addition to its meaning used to describe length). So the word “longing” is just the noun form of “long” as a verb. The phrase “I long in Thy presence to live” means “I desire to live in Thy presence”. Praise the Lord, who is the desire of our heart!


Park

South Korea

Very touching.

My deep longing is to have the same feeling as the writer.

By the way, as a second language person,

I need some help understanding the real meaning part of the script to get the most of the song.

About "I long in thy presence to live",

is ' long in' a changed form of 'longing'

or a verb phrase 'long in'?

As far as I know, verb phrase 'long in' does not exist.

I speak English to some extent,

but to me, I want to make it clear.

A Korean brother in one man.


Karen Murray

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Lord, teach us each day in Thy presence to live. From morning to evening our one world Thou art.

When we pray in our reading of the Word, we turn the verses we have read into prayer. When we pray, we must forget everything else and have only the Lord and His word. Hymns, #389 says, "From morning to evening my one world Thou art." This means that when we seek the Lord, we have only one world: "O Lord, You are my world; I seek You." When you pray a simple prayer like this, whatever you read and understand will enter into you. Once the word enters your spirit, it becomes the Spirit and life. However, if you do not pray, then the word that you read will not become the Spirit, nor will it become life.