Heavenly joy anticipated.
IN thy name, O Lord, assembling,
We, thy people, now draw near:
Teach us to rejoice with trembling;
Speak, and let thy servants hear:
Hear with meekness,——
Hear thy word with godly fear.
2 While our days on earth are lengthen’d,
May we give them, Lord, to thee:
Cheer’d by hope, and daily strengthen’d,
May we run, nor weary be;
Till thy glory
Without cloud in heaven we see.
3 There, in worship purer, sweeter,
All thy people shall adore;
Sharing then in rapture greater
Than they could conceive before:
Full and pure, for evermore
Methodist Episcopal Hymnal (1870 edition)