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Forward, marching eastward

Where the heaven is bright,
Till the veil be lifted,
Till our faith be sight.

6s, 5s. 121.

556

PART II.

Far o'er yon horizon

Rise the city towers,
Where our God abideth ;

That fair home is ours.
Flash the streets with jasper,

Shine the gates with gold,
Flows the gladdening river,

Shedding joys untold.
Thither, onward thither,

In the Spirit's might,
Pilgrims to your country,

Forward into light.
2 Into God's high temple

Onward as we press,
Beauty spreads around us,

Born of holiness ;
Arch, and vault, and carving,

Lights of varied tone,
Softened words and holy,

Prayer and praise alone :
Every thought upraising

To our city bright,
Where the tribes assemble

Round the throne of light.

3 Naught that city needeth

Of these aisles of stone;
Where the Godhead dwelleth,

Temple there is none;

All the saints, that ever

In these courts have stood,
Are but babes, and feeding

On the children's food.
On through sign and token,

Stars amid the night,
Forward through the darkness,

Forward into light.

4 To th' eternal Father

Loudest anthems raise ;
To the Son and Spirit

Echo songs of praise ;
To the Lord of glory,

Blessed Three in One,
Be by men and angels

Endless honors done.
Weak are earthly praises ;

Dull the songs of night ;
Forward into triumph,
Forward into light !

H. Alford.

557

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With Refrain.
SAVIOUR, blessed Saviour,

Listen while we sing ;
Hearts and voices raising

Praises to our King.
All we have we offer,

All we hope to be,
Body, soul, and spirit,

All we yield to Thee.
REFRAIN. -Saviour, blessed Saviour,

Listen while we sing ;
Hearts and voices raising

Praises to our King.

2 Nearer, ever nearer,

Christ, we draw to Thee, Deep in adoration

Bending low the knee :
Thou for our redemption

Cam'st on earth to die ;
Thou, that we might follow,

Hast gone up on high.

3 Brighter still and brighter

Glows the western sun,
Shedding all its gladness

O'er our work that's done
Time will soon be over,

Toil and sorrow past,
May we, blessed Saviour,

Find a rest at last.

4 Onward, ever onward,

Journeying o'er the road Worn by saints before us,

Journeying on to God ; Leaving all behind us,

May we hasten on, Backward never looking

Till the prize is won. 5 Higher, then, and higher,

Bear the ransomed soul, Earthly toils forgetting,

Saviour, to its goal ; Where in joys unthought of

Saints with angels sing, Never weary, raising Praises to their King.

G. Thring. C. M.

558

Must Jesus bear the cross alone,

And all the world go free?
No, there's a cross for every one,

And there's a cross for me.

2 How happy are the saints above,

Who once went sorrowing here ;
But now they taste unmingled love,

And joy without a tear.

3 The consecrated cross I'll bear

Till death shall set me free ;
And then go home my crown to wear,

For there's a crown for me.

4 Upon the crystal pavement, down

At Jesus' piercèd feet,
Joyful, I'll cast my golden crown,

And His dear name repeat.

5 O precious cross! O glorious crown!

O resurrection day !
Ye angels, from the stars come down,
And bear my soul away.

T. Shepherd Alt.

88, 7s.

559

JESUS only, when the morning

Beams upon the path I tread ;
Jesus only, when the darkness

Gathers round my weary head.

2 Jesus only, when the billows

Cold and sullen o'er me roll ;
Jesus only, when the trumpet

Rends the tomb and wakes the soul.

3 Jesus only, when, adoring,

Saints their crowns before Him bring;
Jesus only, I will, joyous,
Through eternal ages sing.

E. Nason.

560

S. M. With Refrain.
REJOICE, ye pure in heart,

Rejoice, give thanks and sing ;
Your festal banner wave on high,

The cross of Christ your King.
REFRAIN. – Rejoice, rejoice,

Rejoice, give thanks and sing. 2 Bright youth and snow-crowned age,

Strong men and maidens meek,
Raise high your free, exulting song,

God's wondrous praises speak. 3 With all the angel choirs,

With all the saints on earth,
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss,

True rapture, noblest mirth. 4 Your clear hosannas raise,

And alleluias loud ;
Whilst answering echoes upward float,

Like wreaths of incense cloud.

5 With voice as full and strong

As ocean's surging praise,
Send forth the hymns our fathers loved,

The psalms of ancient days.
6 Yes on, through life's long path,

Still chanting as ye go;
From youth to age, by night and day,

In gladness and in woe.

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