Monday, January 15, 2007

Monday Quote

1.From Heavenly Jerusalem's towers,
The Path through the desert they trace;
And every affliction they suffered
Redounds to the glory of grace;
Their look they cast back on the tempests,
On fears, on grim death and the grave,
Rejoicing that now they're in safety,
Through Him that is mighty to save.
2. And we, from the wilds of the desert,
Shall flee to the lands of the blest;
Life's tears shall be turned to rejoicing,
Its labours and toils into rest.
There we shall find refuge eteral,
From sin, from affliction, from pain,
And in the sweet love of our Saviour,
A joy without end shall attain.
David Charles (1762-1834)
Translated by Lewis Edwards (1809-87)



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