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Now i might remain; God bids me pass: Now i might leisure; God bids me paintings. He breaks my center tossed from side to side, My soul is wrung with doubts that lurk And vex it so. i'm going, Lord, the place Thou sendest me; each day I plod and moil: yet, Christ my God, whilst will or not it's That i could not to mention my toil And leisure with Thee? MARTYRS' track WE meet in pleasure, even though we half in sorrow; We half this night, yet we meet the following day. Be it flood or blood the trail that is trod, the entire related it leads domestic to God: Be it furnace-fire voluminous, One like God's Son will stroll with us. What are those that glow from afar, those that lean over the golden bar, powerful because the lion, natural because the dove, With open hands and hearts of affection? They the blessed ones long past earlier than, They the blessed for evermore. Out of significant tribulation they went domestic to their domestic of Heaven-content; via flood, or blood, or furnace-fire, To the remainder that fulfils wish. What are those that fly as a cloud, With flashing heads and faces bowed, of their mouths a triumphant psalm, of their fingers a gown and a palm? Welcoming angels those that shine, your individual angel, and yours, and mine; who've hedged us either day and evening at the left hand and at the correct, who've watched us either evening and day as the satan retains watch to slay. mild above gentle, and Bliss past bliss, Whom phrases can't utter, lo, who's This? As a King with many crowns He stands, And our names are graven upon His fingers; As a clergyman, with God-uplifted eyes, He bargains for us His Sacrifice; because the Lamb of God for sinners slain, That we too may possibly stay He lives back; As our Champion behold Him stand, powerful to avoid wasting us, at God's correct Hand. God the daddy supply us grace to stroll within the gentle of Jesus' Face. God the Son provide us an element within the hiding-place of Jesus' middle: God the Spirit so carry us up, That we may perhaps drink of Jesus' cup. demise is brief and existence is lengthy; devil is robust, yet Christ extra robust. At His be aware, Who hath led us hither, The crimson Sea needs to half hither and thither. At His note, Who is going prior to us too, Jordan needs to cleave to allow us to via. but one pang looking and sore, after which Heaven for evermore; but one second lousy and darkish, Then safeguard in the Veil and the Ark; but one attempt by way of Christ His grace, Then Christ without end nose to nose. God the daddy we'll adore, In Jesus' identify, now and evermore: God the Son we are going to love and thank during this flood and at the additional financial institution: God the Holy Ghost we'll compliment, In Jesus' identify, via unending days: God Almighty, God 3 in a single, God Almighty, God by myself. AFTER THIS THE JUDGEMENT As keen homebound vacationer to the objective, Or steadfast seeker on an unsearched major, Or martyr panting for an aureole, My fellow-pilgrims go me, and accomplish That hidden mansion of perpetual peace the place willing wish and desire live loose from soreness: That gate stands open of perennial ease; I view the respect until I in part lengthy, but lack the hearth of affection which hastens those. O passing Angel, pace me with a tune, A melody of heaven to arrive my center And rouse me to the race and make me robust; until in such tune I absorb my half Swelling these Hallelujahs choked with leisure, One, tenfold, hundredfold, with heavenly artwork, pleasant north and south and east and west, Thousand, ten thousandfold, innumerable, All blent in a single but each appear; every one distinctive and loved in addition as though no moment voice in earth or heaven have been lifted up the affection of God to inform.

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