1 With solemn Shout we sing thy Praise,
Ancient of everlasting Days!
Thou daily gather'st Home thine own,
Who bear thy Cross, to wear thy Crown.
2 Let all rejoice, and no one grieve,
This Day we meet to take our Leave
Of our dear Brother's precious Dust,
Until the rising of the Just.
3 One with the Body of the Lamb,
Seal'd with Emmanuel's new Name,
A Member of his Flesh and Bone,
By Blood redeem'd, to Heav'n he's gone.
4 Whilst here below, he knew the Lord,
And sanctify'd in God the Word;
In him his Spirit now shall dwell,
A Conq'ror over Death and Hell.
5 See! how he treads the Courts Above,
The Pavements of eternal Love,
Wond'ring he kneels, and hails that Blood,
Which reconcil'd his Heart to God.
6 Hark! how he thunders Jesu's Name,
Before the Throne a burning Flame:
With the united Host he bows,
And no more Grief or Trouble knows.
7 Then mourn not o'er the lifeless Clay,
But wait the Resurrection-day,
When Christ the Saviour shall appear,
And he come with him in the Air.
Source: Christian Hymns, Poems, and Spiritual Songs: sacred to the praise of God our Saviour #I.XXVI