Assurance of Hope
How happy every
child of grace,
Who knows his sins forgiven!
This earth, he cries, is not
I seek my place in heaven:
A country far from mortal sight,
O, by faith I see;
The land of rest, the saints' delight, -
prepared for me.
O what a blessed hope is ours!
here on earth we stay,
We more than taste the heavenly powers,
We feel the resurrection near, -
Our life in Christ concealed,
And with His glorious presence here
Our earthen vessels filled.
would He more of heaven bestow!
And when the vessels break,
Let our triumphant
To grasp the God we seek;
In rapturous awe on Him to gaze,
bought the sight for me;
And shout and wonder at His grace
To all eternity.
6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full
assurance of hope unto the end:
1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for
the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;