320. Farewell to This World's Fleeting Joys

C.M.
by W. Trotter
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Farewell to this world's fleeting joys,
 
Our home is not below;
 
There was no home for Jesus here,
 
And 'tis to Him we go.
1 Corinthians 7:31; Philippians 3:20; Matthew 8:20; John 14:3
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To Him in yonder home of love,
 
Where He has gone before:
 
The home He changed for Calvary's cross,
 
Where all our sins He bore.
John 14:2; Philippians 2:6-8; 1 Peter 2:24
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He bore our sins that we might be
 
His partners on the throne!
 
The throne He'll shortly share with those
 
For whom He did atone.
Revelation 20:6; Romans 5:11
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Up to our Father's house we go,
 
To that sweet home of love:
 
Many the mansions that are found
 
Where Jesus dwells above!
John 14:2
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And He who left that home above,
 
To be a sufferer here,
 
Has left this world again for us
 
A mansion to prepare.
John 6:38,41; Luke 24:46; John 16:28; John 14:2
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His errand to the earth was love,
 
To wretches such as we!
 
To pluck us from the jaws of death,
 
Nailed to th' accursèd tree.
Romans 5:6-8; Romans 1:29-32; Philippians 2:8; Galatians 3:13
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Th' accursèd tree was the reward
 
Which this sad world did give
 
To Him who gave His precious life
 
That this lost world might live.
Galatians 3:13; Galatians 1:4; John 3:16
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And has this world a charm for us,
 
Where Jesus suffered thus?
 
No! we have died to all its charms
 
Through Jesus' wondrous cross.
Galatians 6:14
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The cross on which our Lord expired
 
Has won the crown for us!
 
In thankful fellowship with Him
 
We bear our daily cross.
Luke 9:23; 1 Corinthians 15:31
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Set free in grace—He vanquished him
 
Who held us in his chains—
 
But more than this, He shares with us
 
The fruit of all His pains.
Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 2:14; 1 Peter 5:1
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To all His ransomed ones He'll give
 
(To us amongst the rest),
 
With Him to dwell, with Him to reign,
 
With Him forever blest.
John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 2 Timothy 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:17
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Farewell, farewell, poor faithless world,
 
With all thy boasted store;
 
We'd not have joy where He had woe—
 
Be rich where He was poor.
2 Corinthians 8:9
“And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.” (1 Corinthians 7:31)
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 3:20)
“And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20)
“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3)
“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2)
“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:6-8)
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)