272. Ah! Who Upon Earth Can Conceive

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by Wesley
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Ah! who upon earth can conceive
 
The bliss that with Jesus we'll share?
 
Or who this dark world would not leave
 
And earnestly long to be there?
 
There Christ is the light and the sun,
 
His glories unhinderedly shine;
 
Already our joy is begun,
 
Our rest is the glory divine.
Revelation 21:23; John 17:13; 1 Peter 1:8
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'Tis good, at His word, to be here,
 
Yet better e'en now to be gone,
 
And there in His presence appear,
 
And rest where He rests on the throne;
 
Yet, ah! what the joy 'twill afford,
 
When Him we shall see in the air:
 
And enter the joy of the Lord,
 
Forever to be with Him there.
Philippians 1:23; Matthew 25:21,23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17
“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Revelation 21:23)
“And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” (John 17:13)
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” (1 Peter 1:8)