177. Though in a Foreign Land

by Toplady
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
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
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
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
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)