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.


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
Topic: Ascension of Christ; Christ: His ascension; Christian Qualifications (6 more...)
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