225. Mid Scenes of Confusion, and Creature-complaints

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by Denham
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Mid scenes of confusion, and creature-complaints,
 
How sweet to the soul is communion with saints;
 
To find at the banquet of mercy there's room,
 
To feel in communion a foretaste of home.
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23)
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
“And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.” (Luke 14:22)
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Sweet bonds, that unite all the children of peace!
 
And thrice-blessèd Saviour whose love cannot cease!
 
Though oft amid trials and dangers we roam,
 
With Thine we're united, and hasting towards home.
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)
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While here, in the valley of conflict, we stay,
 
Oh give us submission and strength as the day:
 
Soon, free from afflictions, to Thee we shall come,
 
And find with our Saviour a heavenly home.
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Whate'er Thou deniest, oh give us Thy grace,
 
Thy Spirit's blest witness, the smiles of Thy face;
 
And grant us still patience to wait at Thy throne,
 
And find, never-ceasing, the foretaste of home.
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We wait, blessèd Lord, in Thy beauties to shine,
 
To see Thee in glory—the glory divine;
 
With all Thy redeemed, from the earth, from the tomb,
 
To be to Thy praise, blessèd Saviour at home.
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:12)
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