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- ru - sa-lem, thou cit - y fair and high, Would God I were in thee!

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hastes to seek its fount - ain, And quit this world of pain.

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2 O happy day, and yet far happier hour,

When wilt thou come at last? When fearless to my Father's love

and power, Whose promise standeth fast, My soul I gladly render,

For surely will His hand Lead her with guidance tender

To heaven, her fatherland.

3 A moment's space, and gently, won

drously, Released from earthly ties, The fiery car shall bear her up to Thee

Through all these lower skies,
To yonder shining regions,

While down to meet her come
The blessed angel legions,
And bid her welcome home.

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land of pure delight, Where saints im- mor - tal reign:

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In - fi- nite day ex-cludes the night, And pleas-ures ban - ish pain,

And linger trembling on the brink,

And fear to launch away.

2 There everlasting spring abides,

With never-withering flowers; Death, like a narrow sea, divides

That heavenly land from ours. 3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling

flood, Stand dressed in living green; So to the Jews old Canaan stood,

While Jordan rolled between. 4 But timorous mortals start and shrink

To cross this narrow sea,

5 O could we make our doubts remove,

Those gloomy doubts that rise, And see the Canaan that we love,

With faith's illumined eyes: 6 Could we but climb where Moses

And view the landscape o'er, (stood, Not Jordan's stream, nor deaths cold

flood
Should fright us from the shore.

I. Watts, 1707

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Brief life is here our por - tion; Brief sor-row, short-lived care;

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2 And now we fight the battle,

But then shall wear the crown Of full and everlasting

And passionless renown; And now we watch and struggle,

And now we live in hope, And Zion in her anguish

With Babylon must cope; 3 But He whom now we trust in

Shall then be seen and known; · And they that know and see Him

Shall have Him for their own. The morning shall awaken,

The shadows shall decay, And each true-hearted servant

Shall shine as doth the day.

4 There grief is turned to pleasure,

Such pleasure as below No human voice can utter,

No human heart can know. There God, our king and portion,

In fulness of His grace, Shall we behold for ever,

And worship face to face.
5 O sweet and blessed country,

The home of God's elect!
O sweet and blessed country

That eager hearts expect!
Jesus, in mercy bring us

To that dear land of rest; Who art, with God the Father And Spirit, ever blest.

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M. Frank, 1580—1639

True Light, that lightest all in heaven and earth, Light us Thou Light di-vine;

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Children Thou mad’si us by a sec-ond birth, Chil-dren, O Lord, of Thine;

2 The earth, erewhile so oft bedewed

with tears,
Shall be, like man, new-born;
The heavens- unrolled through un-

imagined years-
Be bright with endless morn;
No room is there for sorrow,

Toil, trouble, want, or care,
None anxious for the morrow,-

There is no morrow there.

Of unforgotten sin; The day shall have no ending,

No night its shadows cast, All present gladness blending

With gladness in the past.

3 Light there, eternal light and life

shall reign

O’er all without, within; No stricken soul e'er bow beneath the

pain

4 We darkly now, as in a mirror, see

These wondrous worlds on high; Help us, O Lord, to live our life in

Thee,
The life that cannot die;
Till heavenward ever soaring,

By Thy redeeming grace,
Before Thy throne adoring
We see Thee face to face.

G. Thring, 1888

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A. Ewing, 1830-95

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And they who with their leader

Have conquered in the fight, For ever and for ever

Are clad in robes of white.
4 O sweet and blessed country,

The home of God's elect!
O sweet and blessed country

That eager hearts expect!
Jesus, in mercy bring us

To that dear land of rest;
Who art, with God the Father
And Spirit, ever blest.

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