1 For ever with the Lord!
Amen! so let it be;
Life from the dead is in that word,
2 Here in the body pent,
Absent from Him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer Home.
3 My Father's House on high,
Home of my soul! how near,
At times to faith's far-seeing eye
Thy golden gates appear!
4 Ah, then my spirit faints
To reach the land I love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
5 For ever with the Lord!
Father, if 'tis Thy will,
The promise of that faithful word,
E'en here to me fulfil.
6 Be Thou at my right hand,
Then can I never fail;
Uphold Thou me, and I shall stand,
Fight, and I must prevail.
7 So when my latest breath
Shall rend the veil in twain,
By death I shall escape from death,
And life eternal gain.
8 Knowing as I am known,
How shall I love that word,
And oft repeat before the throne,
"For ever with the Lord!"
|First Line:||For ever with the Lord!|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1853)|
|Topic:||Death and Eternity: Heaven; Easter Season, Fourth Sunday; Ascension Day(2 more...)|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: #237 or #425|
|Notes:||Composer from index: Ad. Dr. L. Mason, d. 1872|