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390 Nore is our salvation nearer than when we believed." I PONE sweetly | solemn | thought 4 P But lying | dárkly be- | tween,
Comes to me | o'er and o'er: Winding I'dówn through the night, S I'm nearer | home to- day,
Is the silent, | únknown stream, Than | ever I've been before; To be crossed | ére we reach the 2 mf Nearer my Father's house 5 mf Father, | pérfect my trust;
[light. Where the ( mány mansions i be; Strengthen the might of my faith; Nearer the great white | throne; Let me feel Thee néar, when I stand
Near-| ér the jasper | sea; dim On the rock of the shore of death; 3p Nearer the bound of life, 6 p Feel Thee | néar, when my feet
Where we | láy our | burdens | down; Are | slipping | over the brink; - Nearer | leaving the cross; aim For it may be I'm néarer | homecres Nearer | wéar-Ting the crown! Nearer | nów, | than I think. Amen.
Nearer the great white throne ; Nearer the jas - per sea,
Is the silent, un - known stream, To be crossed ere we reach the light. For it may be I'm near - er home- Nearer
than I think. be
ARTHUR SULLIVAN, Mus. Doc.
391 “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly.” Ig I'M but a stranger here,
3 f There at my Saviour's sidecres Heaven is my home ;
Heaven is my homep Earth is a desert drear,
I shall be glorified, cres Heaven is my home;
Heaven is my home ; p Danger and sorrow stand
mf There are the good and blest, Round me on every hand;
Those I loved most and best, cres Heaven is my fatherland,
p And there I too shall rest ; f Heaven is my home.
f Heaven is my home. 2 f What though the tempest rage, 4mf Therefore I murmur notHeaven is my home;
Heaven is my homemf Short is my pilgrimage,
Whate'er my earthly lot,
Heaven is my home; cres Time's wild and wintry blast cres And I shall surely stand Soon will be overpast ;
There at my Lord's right hand • I shall reach home at last,
Heaven is my fatherland, f Heaven is my home.
f Heaven is my home. Amen.
imfOH, for the peace which floweth as a river,
Making life's desert places bloom and smile!
Amid the shadows of earth's "little while !"
cres To face the stern, to wrestle with the strong.
cres Then bind the sheaves, and sing the Larvest song.
To pace with weary step through miry ways ; cres Then to pour forth the fragrant oil of gladness,
f And clasp the girdle round the robe of praise.
To wayside brooks, from far-off fountains fed ;
A little while, faith's flickering lamp to trim ;
f To greet His advent with the bridal hymn.
The future glory and the present smile,
dim Will light the shadows of the little while." Amen.
7,7,7,7 FREDERICK G. EDWARDS. 3
(See also “Innocents," No. 212.) 394 " Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." If CHILDREN of the heavenly King, 4 f Lift your eyes, ye sons of light ; As ye journey, sweetly sing ;
Zion's city is in sight : Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, There our endless home shall be ; Glorious in His works and ways.
There our Lord we soon shall see. 2 mf We are travelling home to God 5 f Fear not, brethren ; joyful stand In the way the fathers trod;
On the borders of your land ; They are happy now; and we
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son, Soon their happiness shall see.
Bids you undismayed go on. 3 f Shout, ye little flock and blest ! 6 mf Lord, obediently we go, You on Jesus' throne shall rest ;
Gladly leaving all below : There your seat is now prepared, cres Only Thou our Leader be, There your kingdom and reward. f And we still will follow Thee.
8,7,8,7,4, 7. Sir GEORGE J. ELVEY, Mus. Dog