Rejoicing in Hope.  Rom. 5. 2;  Ps. 138. 5

J. Cennick                               7s

Children of the heavenly King,
As ye journey, sweetly sing;
Sing your Saviour’s worthy praise,
Glorious in his works and ways.

Ye are travelling home to God
In the ways the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and ye
Soon their happiness shall see.

[O ye banished seed, be glad;
Christ your Advocate is made;
You to save, your flesh assumes;
Brother to your souls becomes.]

Shout, ye little flock, and blest;
You on Jesus’ throne shall rest;
There your seat is now prepared,
There your kingdom and reward.

Fear not, brethren, joyful stand
On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, your Father’s Son,
Bids you undismayed go on.

Lord, submissive make us go,
Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our Leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

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