The Christian's Hope

How cheering is the Christian's hope

Author: Bessie Doolittle
Tune: EXHORTATION (Hibbard)
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 How cheering is the Christian's hope,
While toiling here below!
It buoys us up while passing thro'
This wilderness of woe,

2 It points to us a land of rest,
Where saints with Christ will reign,
Where we shall meet the loved of earth,
And never part again,

3 A land where sin can never come,
Temptations ne'er annoy,
Where happiness will ever dwell,
And that without alloy.

4 In that bright world no fears will flow,
Death ne'er can enter there;
For all who gain that heavenly land
Will be as angels are.

5 Fly, ling'ring moments, fly, O fly,
Dear Saviour, quickly come!
We long to see thee as thou art,
And reach that blissful home.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #724

Author: Bessie Doolittle

Doolittle, Bessie. (fl. 1850). An Advent Christian writer. --Doris Colby, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: How cheering is the Christian's hope
Title: The Christian's Hope
Author: Bessie Doolittle
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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