Is not the way to heavenly gain

Is not the way to heavenly gain

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 In not the way to heavenly gain
Through earthly grief and loss?
Rest must be won by toil and pain,
The crown repays the cross.

2 In tears and trials thou must sow
To reap in joy and love;
We cannot find our home below,
And hope for one above.

3 As woods, when shaken by the breeze,
Take deeper, firmer root;
As winter's frost but makes the trees
Abound in summer fruit;

4 So every heaven-sent pang and throe
That Christian firmness tries,
But nerves us for our work below,
And forms us for the skies.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #699

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: Is not the way to heavenly gain
Author: Henry Francis Lyte
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