155. 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 Thee
Till we taste Thy full salvation
And Thine unveiled glory see.


Text Information
First Line: Sweet the moments, rich in blessing
Title: Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing
Author: Walter Shirley (1770, ad. alt.)
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Lent
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: F Major

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