Lord, how long

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Lord, how long, dear Bridegroom,
’Til You come, Lord, how soon?
Don’t delay for that coming day, coming day.
Grant me, Lord, to be filled
With You, Lord, every day.
Dearest Lord, take me all the way.
  Come, Lord Jesus,
Please come, dear Bridegroom;
Precious One, come soon, come soon.
Lord, consume me!
Oh Lord, don’t let me stray,
Faithful to You all the way.
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Lord, make home in all my heart
In my secret, deepest parts,
Hidden, Lord, and reserved for You, for You.
You would be preeminent
In all things and all events,
Possessed by Thee to this extent.
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In my prayer and deepest plea
In my spirit always be
Saturated and soaked with Thee, with Thee.
This would be my life daily.
Every hour expecting Thee,
This I pray, Lord, desperately!
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The universe, in it we see,
In the sweetest touch of Thee,
You’re my choice and my destiny, destiny.
Lord, whate’er the price may be,
Lord, Amen, let it be!
Oh, my Love, please come back quickly!
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In Your love I am constrained.
What’s within, I can’t contain.
Lord, I can’t any more restrain, restrain.
In Your love, I’ll pour on Thee.
And the church, Your Bride to be,
This my choice voluntarily.
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Rosita Enriquez

United States

The Lord must gain His Bride but for this to happen He first must gain His Body. Brother Ron Kangas in the last message of the Memorial Day Feast in Bellevue, WA. encouraged us to pray "LORD GIVE ME TODAY'S GROWTH, GROW IN ME SO YOU CAN HAVE THE BUILT UP BODY OF CHRIST"

In the first stanza of this song Brother Higashi prays "Grant me, Lord, to be filled with You, Lord, every day. Dearest Lord, take me all the way." This is related to another prayer Brother Ron gave us "Cause me to reach maturity in life before I finish my course."

Lord give us today our daily growth, to match You, to become the Body, and for You to gain Your Bride, Beloved Bridegroom.


Adam Last Adam

New Jerusalem, Indonesia

Hallelujah! The Lord comes quickly. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.


Juliani Then

Indonesia

Love this song. ^^


Eunice

United States

Divine romance... I really appreciate this song. My consideration is on the one hand the Lord desires to come again to gain His Bride of peerless worth and on the other hand the church, His Bride needs to cooperate with Him in His yearning. This song was composed in such a way... Firstly, taking care of the Lord's interest in relation to His coming again and secondly, taking care of our heart. "To be filled" and "taken all the way". Not to "stray" but "be faithful all the way". Allowing Him to make His home in all our heart. Praying desperately to be saturated and soaked with Him every hour, expecting Him. Being willing to pay the price what ever it may be. And in His love pour our all on Him. "And the church, Your Bride to be, this my choice voluntarily." Amen Lord Jesus. We just look away from all other things unto YOU! Your great love has captured our hearts. We love You back. And may our love toward you and the saints grow till it eventually ushers in Your return! We love You dear lovely Bridegroom... Make this our reality daily... Amen Lord Jesus, come!


Boaz L.

Manila, Philippines

"...make home in ALL my heart/in my secret, DEEPEST parts...Hidden...RESERVED for You"


Dessiré Berger

Veracruz, Mexico

Que estemos preparados para la venida de nuestro Señor!! Que demos el amén a Su preciosa voluntad aunque duela, a Su lado, todo está bien...Su misericordia nos ha alcanzado!! Aleluya!!!


emarden p. octo

Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

Amen! The principle is we need to be matured before the Lord will come so that we will reign with Him in the millennial kingdom. We are His bride and He washes our wrinkles and spots so that we will be glorious in the wedding feast... Oh! COME LORD JESUS!

we are waiting for Your second coming!

Saints let us prepare! Amen! because of His love for us He will come to stay with us and in us eternally...mutual abode!!! Hallelujah!


Alvin Lo

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

One day right after I woke up, the Lord gave me this hymn, and I fell into tears at once. I realized I have not been thinking about the Lord's return in my life. I only cared for myself. I need to repent to the Lord for not yearning for His return!

Oh Lord Jesus, saturate me with You, and make home in my heart, all my deepest parts! Grant me a heart that always love You, and a mind that always think about You. I yearn for Your return!


Betty Co

IL, United States

Oh Lord, don't let me stray,

Faithful to You all the way.

Lord, may I treasure You more today and faithfully await Your coming. I pray that my inward being would be One with You.


mercy bumohya

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Amen..come dear Bridegroom. Every time I listen to this song I come to realize that in everything we do, it must be to hasten the Lord's coming. We should not be the reason to delay the coming of our dearest Bridegroom. Oh Lord Jesus, I hope there will be a meeting here in UAE. Lord, I want to be mingled with Your chosen people as a part of Body.