Hymn Selection

74

S.M.


1
REST of the saints above,
Jerusalem of God!
Who, in thy palaces of love,
That golden street have trod,
2
To us thy joy to tell?
Those courts secure from ill,
Where God Himself vouchsafes to dwell,
And every bosom fill.
3
Who shall to us that joy
Of saint-thronged courts declare;
Tell of that constant sweet employ
Our spirits long to share?
4
That rest, secure from ill.
No cloud of grief e'er stains;
Unfailing praise each heart doth fill.
And love eternal reigns.
5
And see! the Spirit's power
Has ope'd the heav'nly door,
Has brought us to that favoured hour
When toil shall all be o'er.
6
There only to adore,
Our souls their strength shall find;
Their life, their joy for evermore,
By sight, nor sense, defined.
7
God and the Lamb shall there
The light and temple be,
And radiant hosts for ever share
The unveiled mystery!

J.N. Darby

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