O Saviour, may we never rest|
Till thou art form'd within;
Till thou hast calm'd our troubled breast,
And crush'd the power of sin.
O may we gaze upon thy cross
Until the wondrous sight
Makes earthly treasures seem but dross,
And earthly sorrows light:
Until releas'd from carnal ties,
Our spirit upward springs;
And sees true peace above the skies,
True joy in heavenly things.
There as we gaze, may we become
United, Lord, to thee;
And in a fairer, happier home
Thy perfect beauty see.
Jesus, if thou my Shepherd be,.|
My soul no want shall know;.
For in green fields thou leadest me,.
Where healing waters flow..
In paths of righteousness and peace.
Thou causest me to tread;.
And pourest, with a rich increase,.
Thy blessings on my head..
Yea, though I pass the gloomy shade.
Of death, I will not fear:.
Thy staff shall guide me, and thine aid.
My steadfast heart shall cheer..
Thy love, which makes my cup run o'er,.
And soothes my burden'd breast,.
Shall guide me till I reach the shore.
Of everlasting rest..