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.
|First Line:||Sweet the moments, rich in blessing|
|Title:||Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing|
|Author:||Walter Shirley, 1725-86 (alt.)|
|Source:||Erbaulicher Musicalischer Christen-Schatz, Basel, 1745|