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.
Romans 8:18,23; 1 John 1:7; 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.
Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 2:14-18; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 4:12; John 13:1; Matthew 8:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14
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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.
Ephesians 1:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; James 4:7; Deuteronomy 33:25; Revelation 21:4
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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.
2 Corinthians 12:9; Romans 8:16; Romans 12:12; Romans 8:25-26
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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.
Matthew 13:43; Revelation 22:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Ephesians 1:12
“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)