1 'Tis not this fleshly robe alone
Shall link us, Lord, to Thee;
Not always in the tear and groan
Shall the dear kindred be.
2 Thou to our woe who down didst come,
Who one with us wouldst be,
Wilt lift us to Thy heavenly home,
Wilt make us one with Thee.
3 Our earthly garments thou hast worn,
And we Thy robes shall wear;
Our mortal burdens Thou hast borne,
And we Thy bliss may bear!
4 O mighty grace, our life to live,
To make our earth divine;
O mighty grace, Thy heaven to give,
And lift our life to Thine!
5 O strange the gifts, and marvellous,
By Thee received and given:
Thou tookest woe and death from us,
And we receive Thy heaven!
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #234