Hymn Selection

452

8.7.8.7.


1
LORD, to be in Thine own presence
Joy unspeakable will be;
We shall there with hearts exulting
Offer endless praise to Thee.
2
Every eye shall then behold Thee,
Gaze upon Thee as Thou art;
Every heart, in love delighting,
Shall fulfil its glorious part.
3
Every ear Thine accents hearing,
Which have quickened us below;
Every mouth Thy glory telling,
Filled by Thee, Thy praise to show.
4
Blessèd Saviour, what rejoicing,
What delight we then shall share!
Freed at last to serve unhindered,
Praising Thee for ever there.
5
By the Spirit we already
Taste of love divine below;
At Thy feet we praise and worship -
Love ineffable we know.

B. Schmolk (1672-1737), fr. German

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