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)
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)