456: LORD, Thou hast left us to prepare the placeby Miss Hannah Kilham Burlingham (1842-1901)
1 LORD, Thou hast left us to prepare the place,
Where Thy redeemed ones soon with Thee shall dwell
Now, whilst we wait and long to see Thy face,
Teach us, by loving much, to serve Thee well.
Attune our hearts below to songs of praise,
Our sweet employ above through endless days.
2 Lord Jesus, every thought is read by Thee ---
Those heart-desires that cannot be expressed;
Hasten the day when like Thee we shall be,
And in Thy glorious presence fully blessed.
Then evermore will be our joyful part,
To know as known --- to see Thee as Thou art.