For ever with the Lord!

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    Verse 1
    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

    Verse 2
    My Father's home 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

    Verse 3
    Yet clouds will intervene,
    And all my prospect flies;
    Like Noah's dove, I flit between
    Rough seas and stormy skies,
    Anon the clouds depart,
    The winds and waters cease,
    While sweetly o'er my gladden'd heart
    Expands the bow of peace

    Verse 4
    I hear at morn and even,
    At noon and midnight hour
    The choral harmonies of heaven
    Earth's babel-tongues o'er power
    That resurrection word,
    That shout of victory,
    Once more, For ever with the Lord;
    Amen, so let it be