Hymn 459 - "Into Thy presence, Lord, we come,"



Into Thy presence, Lord, we come,

And sit in stillness at Thy feet

To hear Thy word, so pure, so sweet,

And find in Thee our spirits' home:


By faith e'en now to see Thy face,

And hear Thy words of light and love—

Thy witness of the things above—

The substance Thou, of truth and grace.


Thus to retire from all around,

And in Thy holy presence be,

Thy beauty, Lord, alone to see,

Thy blessed voice the only sound.


For to our feeble path down here,

In love Thou dost delight to come;

Responsive love gives Thee a home,

Despised without, but welcomed there!