1. Son of God, thy people's shield,
Must we still thine absence mourn?
Must we to death's triumph yield?
Thou hast said thou wilt return.
2 Gracious Master, soon appear,
Quickly bring the morning light;
Dissipate the constant fear,
Turn our hope to joyful sight.
3 Come, that we may see thee nigh!
Come to feed thy sheep in peace;
Hush for ever trouble's sigh,
Give us the desired release.
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