For Ever
with the Lord!


"For ever with the Lord!"
Amen, so let it be;
Life from the dead is in that word,
'Tis immortality.
Here in the body pent,
Absent from Him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent,
A day's march nearer home.

My Father's house on high,
Home of my soul; how near
At times to faith's foreseeing eye
Thy golden gates appear!
Ah, then my spirit faints
To reach the land I love;
The bright inheritance of saints
Jerusalem above.

I hear at morn and even,
At noon and midnight hour--
The choral harmonies of heaven
Earth's Babel-tongues o'erpower--
That resurrection word,
That shout of victory,
Once more: For ever with the Lord!
Amen, so let it be!

James Montgomery
No. 917 in Sacred Songs and Solos

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are
alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the
clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with
the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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