Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus! Why Dost Thou Not Come?

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Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Why dost Thou not come?
Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Why dost Thou not come?
All below want to know—land and sea and sky;
They all hope; we also for Thy coming sigh.
Earth and space age apace, yet all wait for Thee;
We and they to Thee pray: Come back speedily.
Come back speedily. Come back speedily.
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Jesus Lord, Jesus Lord! Why dost Thou delay?
What prevents Thine advent? Why not come today?
Generations of saints waited all their lives;
We’ve watched here, tens of years, for Thee to arrive.
Why not please cut short these lengthy yearning days?
O Lord, heed this our plea: Come without delay.
Come without delay. Come without delay.
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Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Why dost Thou not come?
Since Thou went into heav’n, nothing here I love,
Days below seem as though there’s no break of dawn;
On my face, seems no trace of a joy long gone.
Passion, drive, once alive, no more in me burn;
Jesus Lord! Jesus Lord! Why don’t You return?
Why don’t You return? Why don’t You return?
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Please come back! Please come back! All around I see
Some grow slack, some slide back, some change gradually;
Love once bold groweth cold, suff’ring takes its toll;
Faith and sighs mingled rise, forward steps are slowed;
Lamp of hope dimmer grows, can’t hold out much more.
Seeing these, come back, please! Why still tarry, Lord?
Why still tarry, Lord? Why still tarry, Lord?
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Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Why art Thou not here?
Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Why dost not appear?
Till what date must I wait? Till what year, what day?
As I stay, watch and pray, patience ebbs away;
Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Quickly come, I pray!
Jesus, Lord! Jesus, Lord! Quickly come, I pray!
Quickly come, I pray! Quickly come, I pray!