''Thine ? Thine for ever'' ? blessed bond

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    CGS No.: 
    155

    Verse 1
    ''Thine ? Thine for ever'' ? blessed bond
    That knits, us, Lord to Thee;
    May voice, and heart, and soul respond
    Amen, so let it be

    Verse 2
    When this world strikes its dulcet harp,
    And earth our heaven appears,
    Be ''Thine for ever`, clear and sharp,
    God's trumpet in our ears

    Verse 3
    When sin in pleasure's soft disguise
    Would work us deadliest harm,
    May ''Thine for ever'' from the skies
    Steal down, and break the charm

    Verse 4
    When Satan flings his fiery darts
    Against our weary shield,
    May ''Thine for ever'' in our hearts
    Forbid us faint or yield

    Verse 5
    Thine all along the flowery spring,
    Along the summer prime,
    Till autumn fades in welcoming
    The silver frost of time

    Verse 6
    ''Thine, Thine for ever,'' body, soul,
    Henceforth devote to Thee,
    While everlasting ages roll
    Amen, so let it be