216. Lord, We Rejoice That Thou Art Gone

L.M.
by J.G. Deck
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Lord, we rejoice that Thou art gone
 
To sit upon Thy Father's throne;
 
Thy path of shame and suffering o'er,
 
Thy heart shall grieve and mourn no more.
Hebrews 1:3; John 14:28; Revelation 3:21; Psalm 69:19; Hebrews 2:9; Isaiah 53:3
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With joy our wondering hearts retrace
 
Thy ways on earth, of power and grace;
 
We sit as learners at Thy feet,
 
Thy words than honey far more sweet.
Matthew 9:2-6; Luke 10:39; Psalm 119:103
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Oh cross of Christ! Oh glorious tree!
 
What place can be compared with thee,
 
Where God's own Son was crucified,
 
And for our sins a ransom died?
John 19:1-37; 1 Peter 2:24; Luke 23:33; 1 Timothy 2:6
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We love to look within the tomb,
 
Thy death has robbed of all its gloom;
 
The stone forever rolled away;
 
Thy death the power of death did slay.
John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Luke 24:2; Hebrews 2:14
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We joy to see Thee, Lord, arise
 
Triumphant through the opening skies;
 
And hear all heaven united own
 
Thee worthy to ascend the throne.
Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 5:11-12
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Lord, now we wait for Thee to come,
 
And take us to Thy Father's home;
 
Oh what ecstatic joy 'twill be
 
To spend eternity with Thee!
1 Corinthians 1:7; John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:17