177. Though in a Foreign Land

S.M.
by Toplady
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Though in a foreign land,
 
We are not far from home;
 
And nearer to our rest above
 
We every moment come.
1 Peter 2:11; 1 Corinthians 7:29; Hebrews 4:9; Romans 13:11
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Secure within the veil,
 
Christ is our anchor strong;
 
While power supreme, and love divine,
 
Still guide us safe along.
Hebrews 6:19; Psalm 139:10; Psalm 23:2-3
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And should the surges rise—
 
Should sore afflictions come,
 
Blest is the sorrow, kind the storm,
 
That drives us nearer home.
Mark 8:37-39; Psalm 119:67; Nahum 1:3
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God's grace will to the end
 
Clearer and brighter shine;
 
Nor present things, nor things to come,
 
Can change His love divine.
Proverbs 4:18; Romans 8:38-39
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Soon shall our pains and fears
 
Forever pass away;
 
For we shall soon the Saviour see
 
In everlasting day.
Revelation 21:4; Revelation 22:4
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” (1 Peter 2:11)
“But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none.” (1 Corinthians 7:29)
“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.” (Hebrews 4:9)
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Romans 13:11)
“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.” (Hebrews 6:19)
“Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:10)
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” (Psalm 23:2-3)
“Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.” (Psalm 119:67)
“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” (Nahum 1:3)