Hymn Selection

424

L.M.


1
O LORD, how long ere we shall see
The night before Thy shining flee?
With hearts subdued we wait the dawn
Of God's eternal, tearless morn.
2
We hail that hour when, freed from thrall -
The bondage caused by Adam's fall -
With glorious bodies like Thine own,
We'll meet for ever round Thy throne.
3
Past death, past sin with all its woes,
O'erthrown for ever all our foes;
Hope lifts our hearts to that blest day,
And takes from death its sting away.
4
Thy servants die: O grant it, Lord,
That we, who have their teaching stored
Within our hearts, may now step forth
To fill the ranks with heav'nly worth.
5
Grant unto us who still remain
To walk before Thee without stain,
To serve Thy church with faithful love,
Until we too are called above.

Miss J. Wickens

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"Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do."