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