234. 'Tis not this fleshly robe alone

1 'Tis not this fleshly robe alone
Shall link us, Lord, to Thee;
Not always in the tear and groan
Shall the dear kindred be.

2 Thou to our woe who down didst come,
Who one with us wouldst be,
Wilt lift us to Thy heavenly home,
Wilt make us one with Thee.

3 Our earthly garments thou hast worn,
And we Thy robes shall wear;
Our mortal burdens Thou hast borne,
And we Thy bliss may bear!

4 O mighty grace, our life to live,
To make our earth divine;
O mighty grace, Thy heaven to give,
And lift our life to Thine!

5 O strange the gifts, and marvellous,
By Thee received and given:
Thou tookest woe and death from us,
And we receive Thy heaven!

Text Information
First Line: 'Tis not this fleshly robe alone
Author: Thomas H. Gill (1850)
Meter: C. M.
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Communion with Christ; The Image of the Heavenly Christ; Sundays in Lent (2 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #88 or #225
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD, 66
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: R. Redhead, 1853

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