111. Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing

1 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing,
Which before the cross we spend,
Life and health and peace possessing
From the sinner's dying friend.

2 Here we rest in wonder, viewing
All our sins on Jesus laid;
Here we see redemption flowing
From the sacrifice he made.

3 Here we find the dawn of heaven
While upon the cross we gaze,
See our trespasses forgiven,
And our songs of triumph raise.

4 Oh, that, near the cross abiding,
We may to the Savior cleave,
Naught with him our hearts dividing,
All for him content to leave!

5 Lord, in loving contemplation
Fix our hearts and eyes on you
Till we taste your full salvation
And your unveiled glory view.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
Title: Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing
Author: Walter Shirley, 1725-86 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Lent
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87
Key: F Major
Source: Erbaulicher Musicalischer Christen-Schatz, Basel, 1745

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