1 Amidst us our Beloved stands,
and bids us view His pierced hands;
points to the wounded feet and side,
blest emblems of the Crucified.
2 What food luxurious loads the board,
when, at His table, sits the Lord!
The cup how rich, the bread how sweet,
when Jesus deigns the guests to meet!
3 If now, with eyes defiled and dim,
we see the signs, but see not Him;
O may His love the scales displace,
and bid us see Him face to face!
4 Our former transports we recount,
when with Him in the holy mount:
these cause our souls to thirst anew
His marred but lovely face to view.
|First Line:||Amidst us our Beloved stands|
|Title:||Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands|
|Author:||Charles H. Spurgeon (1866)|
|Harmonizer:||Edward Miller (1790)|
|Source:||A. Williams's Supplement to Psalmody, c. 1780|