Hymn 160 - "O bright and blessed hope!"


 O bright  and blessed hope!  

When shall it be

That we His face, long loved,

Revealed shall see?


O when, without a cloud,

His features trace,

Whose faithful love so long

We've known in grace;  


That love itself enjoy,

Which, ever true,

Did in our feeble path

Its work pursue?


 O Jesus! not unknown,

Thy love shall fill

The heart in which Thou dwell'st,

And shalt dwell still.


 Still, Lord, to see Thy face,

Thy voice to hear;

To know Thy present love,

For ever near;


To gaze upon Thyself

So faithful known,

Long proved in secret help

With Thee alone;


 To see that love, content,

On us flow forth,

For ever Thy delight,

Clothed with Thy worth!


 Nor what is next Thy heart

Can we forget;

Thy saints, O Lord, with Thee

In glory met.


Perfect in comeliness

Before Thy face,

Th' eternal witness, all,

Of Thine own grace;


Together then their songs

Of endless praise,

With one harmonious voice,

In joy they'll raise!