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)
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6)
“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:11)
“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)
“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” (John 6:38)
“The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.” (John 6:41)
“And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.” (Luke 24:46)
“I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” (John 16:28)
“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)
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8)
“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents. Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:29-32)
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Philippians 2:8)
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13)
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” (Galatians 3:13)
“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.” (Galatians 1:4)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (Galatians 6:14)
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23)
“I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” (1 Corinthians 15:31)
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” (Ephesians 2:8)
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:14)
“The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed.” (1 Peter 5:1)
“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)
“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)
“If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us.” (2 Timothy 2:12)
“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)