He is gone. A cloud of light

    Printer-friendly versionSend by email
    CGS No.: 

    Verse 1
    He is gone. A cloud of light
    Has received Him from our sight;
    High in heaven, where eye of men
    Follows not, nor angel's ken;
    Through the veils of time and space,
    Pass'd into the holiest place;
    And the toil, the sorrow done,
    All the battle fought and won

    Verse 2
    He is gone. And we remain
    In this world of sin and pain:
    In the void which He has left
    On this earth, of Him bereft,
    We have still His work to do,
    We can still His path pursue;
    Seek Him both in friend and foe,
    In ourselves His image show

    Verse 3
    He is gone. We heard Him say,
    ''Good that I should go away.''
    Gone is that dear form and face,
    But not gone His present grace;
    Though Himself no more see,
    Comfortless we cannot be:
    No, His Spirit still is ours,
    Quickening, refreshing all our powers

    Verse 4
    He is gone. Towards the goal
    World and church must onward roll:
    Far behind we leave the past;
    Forward are our glances cast:
    Still His words before us range
    Through the ages, as they change;
    Wheresoe'er the truth shall lead,
    He will give whate'er we need

    Verse 5
    He is gone. But we once more
    Shall behold His as before;
    In the heaven of heavens the same,
    As on the earth He went and came.
    In the many mansions there,
    Place for us He will prepare:
    In that world unseen, unknown,
    He and we may yet be one

    Verse 6
    He is gone. But not in vain.
    Wait until He comes again:
    He is risen, He is not here,
    Far above this earthly sphere;
    Evermore in heart and mind
    Where our peace in Him we find,
    To our own eternal Friend,
    Thitherward let us ascend