11914. To Jesus, The Crown Of My Hope

1 To Jesus, the crown of my hope,
My soul is in haste to be gone:
O bear me, ye cherubim, up,
And waft me away to His throne.

2 My Savior, whom absent, I love;
Whom, not having seen, I adore;
Whose name is exalted above
All glory, dominion, and power:

3 Dissolve Thou these bonds that detain
My soul from her portion in Thee;
Ah! strike off this adamant chain,
And make me eternally free.

4 When that happy era begins,
When clad in Thy glories I shine,
Nor grieve any more, by my sins,
The bosom on which I recline:

5 O then shall the veil be removed,
And round me Thy brightness be poured:
I’ll meet Him whom absent I loved,
And see whom unseen I adored.

6 And then, never more shall the fears,
The trials, temptations, and woes,
Which darken this valley of tears,
Intrude on my blissful repose.

7 Or, if yet remembered above,
Remembrance no sadness shall raise;
They’ll be but new signs of Thy love,
New themes for my wonder and praise.

8 Thus strokes which from sin and from pain
Shall set me eternally free,
But strengthen and rivet the chain
Which binds me, my Savior, to Thee.

Text Information
First Line: To Jesus, the crown of my hope
Title: To Jesus, The Crown Of My Hope
Author: William Cowper, 1731-1800 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous (1916)
Meter: LM
Key: A Major
Source: The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (New York: James Pott, 1916)
Copyright: Public Domain

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