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1 To live in Christ is life indeed,
And so to die is gain;
Since by his death my soul is freed
From sin and endless pain.
2 My soul desires with him to be,
And see him as he is;
That grace which he bestows on me,
Confirms that I am his.
3 I harbour neither doubt nor fear,
That I shall be deceiv'd;
And I shall see my Saviour there,
In whom I here believ'd.
4 Tho' here I bear the Cross a while,
And suffer with my Lord;
For all my labour pain and toil,
He will be my reward.
5 When he shall raise me from the dust,
And fashion me anew;
And be permitted with the just:
His face in heav'n to view.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.) #CCXXI