讃美歌21 78 わが主よ、ここに集い
Here, O My Lord, I see Thee face to face
作詞者であるHoratius Bonar(1808-1889)はスコットランドの讃美歌のプリンスと呼ばれ、生涯に600もの讃美歌を残しています。この讃美歌はかれの兄弟であるDr.John James Bonarの求めに応じて作られ、1855年10月にHoratius Bonarの牧する教会で発表され、後、スコットランド・グリイーノッグ(Greenock)の聖アンデレフリーチャーチがパンフレットの形でこの詞を出版しました。なお、フリーチャーチとは国教主義から自由になる教会という意味です。
1
わが(しゅ)よ、ここに集い
したしくみ(かお)あおぎ、
わがすべて (しゅ)にゆだね
(めぐ)みを()(のぞ)む。

2
(しゅ)(かて) (とも)(しょく)
(さかずき) (とも)()けて、
わが(こころ)きよめられ
(ふか)(つみ) あがなわる。

3
わが(しゅ)よ、(しゅ)のほかには
(たす)けも(のぞ)みもなし。
ただ(しゅ)こそわが(ちから)
(いの)りつつ (もと)めゆかん。

4
わが(つみ)、わが(おも)いを
(きよ)めし (しゅ)()しおよ。
(しゅ)正義(せいぎ) ()にまとい
(おそ)れなく (すす)みゆかん。

                                  

Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

This is the hour of banquet and of song;
This is the heavenly table spread for me;
Here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
The hallowed hour of fellowship with Thee.

Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
Here drink with Thee the royal wine of Heaven;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

I have no help but Thine; nor do I need
Another arm save Thine to lean upon;
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.

I have no wisdom save in Him Who is
My Wisdom and my Teacher both in One;
No wisdom can I lack while Thou art wise;
No teaching do I crave save Thine alone.

Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness:
Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace;
Thy Blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God!

Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear;
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone.
The bread and wine remove; but Thou art here,
Nearer than ever, still my Shield and Sun.

Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb’s great bridal feast of bliss and love


 
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