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2 We are still as in a dungeon living,
Still oppressed with sorrow and misgiving;

Our undertakings
Are but toils and troubles and heart-breakings.
3 Ye, meanwhile, are in your chambers sleeping,
Quiet, and set free from all your weeping;

No cross or sadness
There can hinder your untroubled gladness.
4 Christ has wiped away your tears forever;
Ye have that for which we still endeavor.

To you are chanted
Songs that ne'er to mortal ears were granted.
5 Ah! who would then not depart with gladness,
To inherit heaven for earthly sadness?

Who here would languish
Longer in bewailing and in anguish?
6 Come, O Christ, and loose the chains that bind us!
Lead us forth, and cast this world behind us!

With Thee, th’ Anointed,
Finds the soul its joy and rest appointed.

S. Dack, 1635

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2 O Christ, He is the fountain,

The deep, sweet well of love!
The streams of earth I've tasted;

More deep I'll drink above.
There, to an ocean fullness

His mercy doth expand,
And glory, glory dwelleth

In Immanuel's land. 3 With mercy and with judgment

My web of time He wove, And aye the dews of sorrow

Were lustered with His love:

I'll bless the hand that guided,

I'll bless the heart that planned When throned where glory dwelleth

In Immanuel's land. 4 The bride eyes not her garment,

But her dear bridegroom's face; I will not gaze at glory,

But on my King of grace; Not at the crown He giveth,

But on His piercèd hand; The Lamb is all the glory

Of Immanuel's land.

598 4, 4. B.

J. Barnby, 1869

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3 Though we may mourn

Those in life the dearest,
They shall return,

Christ, when Thou appearest:
Soon shall Thy voice

Comfort those now weeping,
Bidding rejoice
All in Jesus sleeping.

E. A. Dayman, 1868

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2 In this world of pain and care,

Lord, Thou wouldst no longer leave To Thy heavenly meadows fair fit;

Lovingly Thou dost receive it. Clothed in robes of spotless white, Now it dwells with Thee in light.

3 O Lord Jesus, grant that we

There may live where it is living, And the blissful pastures see

That its heavenly food are giving; Then the gain of death we'll prove, Though Thou take what most we love.

J. W. Meinhold, 1835

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2 What better can befall me

No good He e'er neglected, Than that the Lord doth call me

And all His works His glory tell. From hence, where sin holds sway? 6 When ve shall see me nearing Who is on earth a stranger

The throne of God, appearing Must ever be in danger,

Adorned and crowned a bride, Till God hath closed life's fleeting day.

My palms of victory swinging, 3 God takes His own from anguish

'Midst Hallelujahs ringing, And pain, in which they languish

In beauteous grace the Lamb beWithin this vale of tears,

side: And gives them to inherit The crown that Christ did merit:

7 Ye both shall rue the sadness The joy of heaven's eternal years.

That made you weep, and gladness

E’er in your hearts shall reign. 4 I was on earth your treasure; When now I know but pleasure

Who follows where God guideth,

And takes what He provideth,
Ye weep in bitter woe;
Believe, whate'er betideth,

Shali know surcease from all his God's love in all abideth,

pain. And soon your tears shall cease to 8 Farewell, I now must leave you; flow.

The grief this day doth give you 5 Our days the Lord appointeth,

Soon others, too, shall bear. He woundeth and anointeth,

Be ye to God commended; He knoweth all things well.

In heaven all woe is ended, No evil He effected,

And we shall meet in glory there.

J. Heermann, 1634

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