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1 Exceeding great is the reward,
To such who strive to serve the Lord;
Who persevere and still endure,
To war with sin and Satan's pow'r.
2 By self-experience they know,
What sorrows they must undergo,
'Till they obtain and gain the field,
'Till ev'ry foe to them must yield.
3 How blest are they who run this course,
In spite of Satan and his force:
They gain the vict'ry and the prize,
And enter in eternal joys.
4 Their suff'rings, conflicts, war and strife
Will fit them for a better life:
Such happiness they never knew,
Shall then be open to their view.
5 In yonder world shall be reveal'd,
The life of God in Christ conceal'd,
Such glories as no one can paint,
Shall be reveal'd in ev'ry saint.
6 All acts of love the christian wrought,
Such as the world regarded not,
The Lord will cause them to appear,
And shew that such had serv'd him here.
7 Eye hath not seen, nor ear yet heard,
What treasures Jesus has prepar'd;
For those who love him with their heart,
With him they have their lot and part.
8 With him they shall in glory dwell,
Where happiness shall never fail;
Where was and strife shall be no more,
But peace for evermore endure.
9 In that great day they shall arise,
And meet their Saviour in the skies;
Their bodies chang'd and glorified!
They meet the lamb and are his bride.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCXXXV