H.C.30 D.C.M. (FE 566)
"If any be in Christ, He became a
new creature" - 2Cor.5:17
1. THE roseate hues of early dawn
The brightness of the day
The crimson of the sunset sky
How fast they fade away!
O for the pearly gates of heav'n
O for the golden floor!
O for the Sun of Righteousness
That setteth nevermore!
2. The highest hopes we cherish here
How fast they tire and faint!
How many spot defiles the robe
That wraps an earthly saint
O for a heart that never sins!
O for a soul wash’d white!
O for a voice to praise our King
Nor weary day or night.
3. Here faith is ours, and heav’nly hope
And grace to lead us high
But there are perfections and peace
Beyond our best desire
O by Thy love and anguish, Lord
And by Thy life laid down
Grant that we fall not fromThy grace
Nor cast away our crown! Amen