Hymn 79 - "God and the Lamb - `tis well"


God and the Lamb—'tis well

I know that source divine

Of joy and love no tongue can tell,

Yet know that all is mine.



The Lamb is there, my soul,

Where God Himself doth rest

In love divine—diffused through all—

With Him supremely blest.



There on the hidden bread

Of Christ, once humbled here—

God's treasured store—for ever fed,

His love my soul shall cheer.



Called by that secret name

Of undisclosed delight

(Blest answer to reproach and shame),

Graved on the stone of white.



There in effulgence bright,

Saviour and Guide, with Thee

I'll walk, and in Thy heav'nly light

Whiter my robe shall be.



There, in th' unsullied way

Which His own hand hath dressed,

My feet press on, where brightest day

Shines forth on all the Rest.



But who that glorious blaze

 Of living light shall tell,

Where all His brightness God displays

And the Lamb's glories dwell?



There with unwearied gaze

Our eyes on Him we'll rest,

And satisfy with endless praise

Our hearts supremely blest.