Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

51. Saints dwell in Heaven; or Christ's Ascension

1 This spacious earth is all the Lord’s,
And men and worms, and beasts and birds;
He rais'd the building on the seas,
And gave it for their dwelling-place.

2 But there’s a brighter world on high,
Thy palace, Lord, above the sky;
Who shall ascend that blest abode,
And dwell so near his Maker God?

3 He that abhors and fears to sin,
Whose heart is pure, whose hands are clean,
Him shall the Lord, the Saviour bless,
And clothe his soul with righteousness.

4 These are the men, the pious race,
That seek the God of Jacob’s face;
These shall enjoy the blissful sight
And dwell in everlasting light.

Pause.

5 Rejoice, ye shining worlds on high,
Behold the King of glory nigh;
Who can this King of glory be?
The mighty Lord, the Saviour’s he.

6 Ye heavenly gates, your leaves display,
To make the Lord, the Saviour way:
Laden with spoils from earth and hell,
The Conqueror comes with God to dwell.

7 Rais'd from the dead in royal state,
He opens heaven’s eternal gate,
To give his saints a blest abode,
Near their Redeemer and their God.

Text Information
First Line: This spacious earth is all the Lord's
Title: Saints dwell in Heaven; or Christ's Ascension
Meter: Long Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1786
Scripture:
Topic: Ascension of Christ; Christ: His ascension; Christian Qualifications (6 more...)
Tune Information
(No tune information)



Media
More media are available on the text authority page.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements