The roseate hues early dawn

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Verse 1
The roseate hues early dawn
The brightness of the day,
The crimson of the sunset sky,
How fast they fade away:
Oh for the pearly gates of heaven;
Oh for the golden floor,
Oh for the Sun of Righteousness
That setteth never more!

Verse 2
The highest hopes we cherish here,
How fast they tire and faint;
How many a spot defiles the robe
That wraps an earthly saint:
Oh for a heart that never sins;
Oh for a soul washed white;
Oh for a voice to praise our King,
Nor weary day or night!

Verse 3
Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope,
And grace to lead us higher;
But there are perfectness and peace
Beyond our best desire,
Oh by Thy love and anguish, Lord,
Oh by Thy life laid down,
Grant that we fall not from Thy grace,
Nor cast away our crown