<bgsound src="softlyandtenderly.mid" loop="infinite"> Poem on Rebekah and Isaac: Wilt thou go with this Man? WILT THOU GO WITH THIS MAN?

"And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go." (Genesis 24:58)

Suggested tune from “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling”
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Gijsbert V.B., August 2004

 

1. The servant is seeking a bride for his Master,
Searching in far away lands;
Guided by God to Rebekah he asks her,
Placing gold rings on her hands.

“Wilt thou? Wilt thou? Wilt thou go now with this Man?
Jesus the Bridegroom now waits for your answer;
Wilt thou be joined to the Lamb?”

 

2. Though her dear family would have her to tarry,
Love to the Master is great;
If she is willing with Isaac to marry,
Why should she linger and wait?

“Wilt thou? Wilt thou? Wilt thou go now with this Man?
Jesus the Bridegroom now waits for your answer;
Wilt thou be joined to the Lamb?”

 

3. Sweetly and trembling the damsel gives answer,
Speaking with love in her voice;
Small is her knowledge of Isaac the Master,
Yet trusting and firm is her choice.

“I will, I will, I will go now with this Man,
Unto my Saviour I’ll cling for redemption,
I will be joined to the Lamb.”

 

4. Servants of Jesus today are still seeking,
Words from their Master they bring;
Unto all people in earnest they’re pleading,
“Who will be bride for the King?”

“Wilt thou? Wilt thou? Wilt thou go now with this Man?
Jesus the Bridegroom now waits for your answer;
Wilt thou be joined to the Lamb?”

 

5. Jesus the Master is gracious and loving,
Sinners He takes for His bride;
Though they are black, He delights in forgiving—
Welcomes with arms open wide.

“Wilt thou? Wilt thou? Wilt thou go now with this Man?
Jesus the Bridegroom now waits for your answer;
Wilt thou be joined to the Lamb?”

 

6. Jesus, blest Saviour, my arms would embrace Thee,
Thy love has conquered my heart;
For Thou hast chosen a sinner unworthy,
Lord from Thee I’d never depart.

“I will, I will, I will go now with this Man,
Unto my Saviour I’ll cling for redemption,
I will be joined to the Lamb.”

 

7. Blest marriage—all glorious, excelling in wonder,
When Jesus will take His own bride;
To the bright mansions in glory up yonder,
There to forever abide.

“All praise, all praise—render to Jesus our King,
He Who has loved us and bought us by dying,
His praises forever we sing.”

 

MIDI music file is copied from http://www.cyberhymnal.org

 

 

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