I come to Thee, dear Lord


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


Manukau, New Zealand

Lord we come to you, dear Lord. Our hearts doth thirst for You.


Auckland, New Zealand

Lord, draw me to linger in Your presence. Keep me seeking after You.


Auckland, New Zealand

Lord, I would linger here.

Keep me forever in your presence.


Auckland, New Zealand

"My soul thirsts for God, / For the living God. / When will I come and appear / Before God?" (Psalms 42:2)

Oh Lord we are thirsty for You, the living Spring, who can quench the thirsting of our heart. Remind us to come to You and drink and eat of You.

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:

... [Stanzas 1 and 2]

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.'