202. What Will It Be to Dwell Above

6-8s.
by Swain, 1792
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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.
Revelation 20:6; Ephesians 3:19; 1 Corinthians 2:9
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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!
2 Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 6:12; Acts 3:15; Ephesians 3:18
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.
Matthew 24:36; Revelation 21:4; John 5:25; Revelation 22:4; 1 Peter 1:13
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:6)
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19)
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
“(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
“And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:15)
“May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height.” (Ephesians 3:18)
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)