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7 Strive, man, to win that glory ;
Toil, man, to gain that light;
Till hope be lost in sight. Amen.
Brief sorrow, short-lived care ;
The tearless life, is there. 2 O happy retribution !
Short toil, eternal rest ;
A mansion with the blest! 3 And now we fight the battle,
But then shall wear the crown
And passionless renown :
And now we live in hope,
With Babylon must cope ;
Shall then be seen and known ;
Shall have Him for their own. 6 Yes ! God my King and Portion,
In fulness of His grace,
And worship face to face. Amen.
Mine eyes their vigils keep ;
Thy happy name, they weep. 2 The mention of thy glory
Is unction to the breast,
And love, and life, and rest. 3 O one, O only Mansion !
O Paradise of Joy!
And smiles have nu alloy ;
Thy streets with emeralds blaze; The sardis and the topaz
Unite in thee their rays;
With amethyst unpriced ;
And the corner-stone is Christ. 6 The Cross is all thy splendour ;
The Crucified thy praise ;
Thy ransomed people raise.
Thou hast no time, bright day!
To pilgrims far away!
8 Upon the Rock of Ages
They raise thy holy tower ;
And thine the golden dower.
With milk and honey blest;
Sink heart and voice opprest. 2 I know not, oh! I know not
What social joys are there;
What light beyond compare.
Conjubilant with song,
And all the martyr throng: 4 The Prince is ever in them,
The daylight is serene:
Are decked in glorious sheen. 5 Jerusalem, the glorious !
The glory of the elect!
That eager hearts expect !
O state that fears no strife!
Bernard of Cluny. 7. M. Neale. (tr.)
prayers to Thee vouchsafe to hear ;
And her sad state with pity view.
Which Thy right hand did guard so long :
Which for Thyself Thou mad'st so strong. 4 Do Thou convert us, Lord ; do Thou
The lustre of Thy face display ;
3 Why is its beauty thus defaced ?
Why hast Thou laid her fences waste?
And every beast devours the Vine. 4 Return ! Almighty God, return !
Nor let Thy bleeding vineyard mourn;
1. Watts. *
With angels round the throne;
But all their joys are one.
“ To be exalted thus :"
“ For He was slain for us."
3 Jesus is worthy to receive
Honour and power divine:
Be, Lord, for ever Thine.
4. The whole creation join in one,
To bless the sacred Name
And to adore the Lamb. Amen.