Let the saints be joyful in glory.@Psalm 149:5
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Horace L. Hastings (1831-1899)

Horace L. Hastings, in Vestry Chimes, edited by Asa Hull (Boston, Massachusetts: James P. Magee, 1864), number 26.

Park Place, anonymous, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Beyond life’s raging fever,
Beyond life’s troubled dream;
Beyond death’s surging river,
Beyond that sullen stream,

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The saint shall dwell in glory,
In beauty fading not;
Oh! Pilgrim, are you praying,
That this may be your lot?

Beyond this land of sighing,
Where countless tears are shed,
Beyond the sick and dying,
Beyond the mouldering dead,

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Beyond this scene of trial,
Where heart and flesh do fail;
Beyond the darkening shadows,
Beyond the gloomy vale,

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Beyond the thought of grieving,
A kind and gracious God;
Beyond the fear of sinning,
Beyond the chastening rod,

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Beyond Earth’s weary burden,
The cross, the scourge, the rod;
The saint shall dwell in glory,
The saint shall dwell with God.

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