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4 With mercy and with judgment

My web of time he wove;

the dews of sorrow
Were lustred with his love :
I'll bless the Hand that guided,

I'll bless the Heart that plann'd,
When throned where glory dwelleth

In Emmanuel's land.
5 I shall sleep sound in Jesus,

Fill’d with his likeness rise
To live and to adore him,

To see him with these eyes.
My kingly King in Zion

My presence doth command,
Where glory, glory dwelleth

In Emmanuel's land.
6 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 Emmanuel's land.

239 Here have we no continuing city, but we seek [78. 6s.

one to come. -Heb. xiii. 14.

PART I. 1 BRIEF life is here our portion; brief sorrow,

short-lived care; The life that knows no ending, the tearless

life, is there. O happy retribution: short toil, eternal rest : For mortals and for sinners a mansion with the

bless'd. 2 And now we fight the battle, but then shall

wear the crown Of full and everlasting and passionless ronown :

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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. 3 The morning shall awaken, the shadows shall

decay, And each true-hearted servant shall shine as

doth the day : There God, our King and Portion, in fulness of

his grace,

Shall we behold for ever, and worship face to



1 For thee, O dear, dear Country, mine eyes their

vigils keep; For very love, beholding thy happy name, they

weep. The mention of thy glory is unction to the

breast, And medicine in sickness, and love, and life,

and rest. 2 O one, O only mansion, O Paradise of joy, Where tears are ever banish’d, and smiles have

no alloy; The Lamb is all thy splendour, the Crucified

thy praise; His laud and benediction thy ransom'd people

raise. 3 With jasper glow tny bulwarks, thy streets

with emeralds blaze ; The sardius and the topaz unite in thee their

rays; Thine ageless walls are bonded with amethyst

unpriced; The saints build up its fabric, and the Corner

stone is Christ.

4 Thou hast no shore, fair ocean; thou hast no

time, bright day : Dear fountain of refreshment to pilgrims, far

away. Upon the Rock of Ages they raise thy holy

tower; Thine is the victor's laurel, and thine the golden dower.

PART III. 1 JERUSALEM the golden, with milk and honey

bless'd, Beneath thy contemplation sink heart and

voice oppress’d; I know not, O! I know not, what joys await us

there; What radiancy of glory, what bliss beyond

compare. 2 They stand, those halls of Zion, all jubilant

with song,


And bright with many an angel, and all the

martyr throng; The Prince is ever in them, the daylight is

serene; The pastures of the blessed are deck'd in

glorious sheen. 3 There is the throne of David; and there from

care released, The shout of them that triumph, the song of

them that feast; And they, who with their Leader have conquer'd

in the fight,
For ever and for ever are clad in robes of white.

O sweet and blessed country, the home of God's

O sweet and blessèd country, that eager hearts

expect !

Jesus, in mercy bring us to that dear land of

rest: Who art, with God the Father, and Spirit, evir bless'd.



And so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thess. iv. 17.


1 “ FOR ever”-beatific word :
To be for ever with the Lord :

A bond no death can sever!
O tidings straight from glory brought,
With endless Alleluias fraught;
O heaven of heavens, beyond all thought,

With Jesus and for ever!
2 For ever to behold him shine,
For evermore to call him mine,

And see him still before me;
For ever on his face to gaze,
And meet his full assembled rays,
While all the Father he displays

To all the saints in glory.
3 Not all things else are half so dear
As his delightful presence here-

What must it be in heaven!
'Tis heaven on earth to hear him say,
As now I journey day by day,
“ Poor sinner, cast thy fears away,

Thy sins are all forgiven.'
4 But how must his celestial voice
Make my enraptured heart rejoice,

When I in glory hear him!
While I before the heavenly gate
For everlasting entrance wait,
And Jesus on his throne of state

Invites me to come near him ;

5 “ Come in, thou blessèd, sit by me;
With my own life I ransom’d thee;

Come, taste my perfect favour :
Come in, thou happy spirit, come;
Thou now shalt dwell with me at home;
Ye blissful mansions, make him room,

For he must stay for ever.”



241 I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. [L.M.

Joel ii. 28.
1 SPIRIT of mercy, truth, and love,

O shed thine influence from above,
And still from age to age convey

The wonders of this sacred day.
2 In every clime, by every tongue,

Be God's surpassing glory sung:
Let all the listening earth be taught

The acts our great Redeemer wrought.
3 Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide,

Still o'er thy holy Church preside ;
Still let mankind thy blessings prove;

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love. 242 He shall give you another Comforter, that he [C.M.

may abide with you for ever. - John xiv. 16.
1 Spirit of truth, on this thy day

To thee for help we cry,
To guide us through the dreary way

Of dark mortality.
2 We ask not, Lord, thy cloven flame,

Or tongues of various tone;
But long thy praises to proclaim

With fervour in our own.


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