292. What Will It Be to Dwell Above

6-8s.
by Swain, 1792
1
What will it be to dwell above,
 
And with the Lord of glory reign,
 
Since the blest knowledge of His love
 
So brightens all this dreary plain?
 
No heart can think, no tongue can tell,
 
What joy 'twill be with Christ to dwell.
2
When left this scene of faith and strife,
 
The flesh and sense deceive no more,
 
When we shall see the Prince of life,
 
And all His works of grace explore:
 
What heights and depths of love divine
 
Will there through endless ages shine!
3
And God has fixed the happy day
 
When the last tear shall dim our eyes,
 
When He will wipe these tears away,
 
And fill our hearts with glad surprise;
 
To hear His voice, and see His face,
 
And know the fullness of His grace.