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