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)
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18)
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)