Come, Lord Jesus

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.' "
MATTHEW 25:34-36
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Come, Lord Jesus
Therefore see to it that you are among those who are kind and merciful here upon earth for Christ's sake, or who even suffer for His sake, then you may joyfully await the Last Day, and need not be afraid of the judgment; for He has already selected you and placed you among those who will stand at His right hand. For we, who are Christians, should hope for the coming of this judgment and desire it with our whole heart; as we pray for it in the words: Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, deliver us from evil; so that we may also hear the glad and welcome words: Come, ye blessed, into the kingdom of My Father. This is the verdict we await; for this reason we are Christians, and just for the sake of this hope we are so severely oppressed, first by Satan and by our own flesh, which would not have us believe this and rejoice over it; then by the tyranny and enmity of the world. For we must constantly see and hear the maliciousness which Satan and the world practice against the Gospel. There is so much misery on earth that we ought to be tired of this life and cry aloud: Come, dear Lord, and deliver us.

From the Church Postil, sermon for Trinity 26 on Matthew 25:31-46 (Luther's Works 79 (Lenker) 5:389-90)
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