206. 'Tis Sweet to Think of Those at Rest

C.M.
by Tregelles, 1846
1
'Tis sweet to think of those at rest,
 
Who sleep in Christ the Lord,
 
Whose spirits now with Him are blest,
 
According to His Word.
2
They once were pilgrims here with us;
 
In Jesus now they sleep;
 
And we for them, while resting thus,
 
As hopeless cannot weep.
3
How bright the resurrection morn
 
On all the saints will break!
 
The Lord Himself will then return,
 
His ransomed church to take.
4
Our Lord Himself we then shall see,
 
Whose blood for us was shed;
 
With Him forever we shall be,
 
Made like our glorious Head.
5
We cannot linger o'er the tomb;
 
The resurrection day
 
To faith shines bright beyond its gloom,
 
Christ's glory to display.