Explore our cultural, spiritual, and theological heritage 

with author Douglas Bond

June 25-July 5, 2019

FEATURED HISTORICAL FIGURES: Spurgeon, Bunyan, Watts, Rogers, Tyndale, Wycliffe, Toplady, Newton, Cowper, CS Lewis, Chaucer, Latimer, Churchill, Puritans, Covenanters, Knox, Rutherford---many more!

FEATURED SITES: Castles, Cathedrals, Abbeys, Medieval colleges, birthplaces, final resting places, English and Scottish countryside...

FEATURED PLACES: London, Chartwell, Canterbury, Dover, Cambridge, Elstow/Bedford, Olney, Lutterwurth, Durham, Hadrian's Wall, Edinburgh,  Leuchars, St. Andrews, Dundee, Perth, Berwick-on-Tweed. Norham Castle...

Luxury coach travel, fine hotels and dining, site entry fees, engaging commentary from award-winning teacher and author Douglas Bond 

"Mr. Bond was inspirational and taught us so much! The tour was integrated and fascinating." 17-year-old, Armistice Tour 2018

ITINERARY 

June 25-July 5, 2019 (Tuesday start, Friday end)

 

--Day 1 & 2 LONDON: Bunhill Fields, Wesley Chapel, Smithfield, Southwark Cathedral, Westminster Chapel (Lloyd-Jones), Buckingham Palace, National Portrait Gallery, St Paul's, Aldersgate, Westminster Abbey evensong, Metropolitan Tabernacle (Spurgeon), Tower of London, Tower Bridge, All Hallows Barking Church (other sites during free time). 

--Day 3: Coach to Chartwell (Churchill's home), Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral evensong and hotel.

--Day 4: Coach to Cambridge Reformation sites, Cambridge hotel, Bedford, The Barns Hotel.

--Day 5: Coach to Elstow (Bunyan) and Olney (Newton and Cowper); (if time allows) Peterborough Cathedral (where Catherine of Aragon is buried and Mary Queen of  Scots was buried), St Mary's Lutterworth (Wycliffe), Reformed Baptist church and bookshop in Ossett for book release signing, on to Durham Cathedral (Bede, Cuthbert, Aidan, CS Lewis) evensong, dinner, and hotel.

--Day 6: Sunday worship Durham Cathedral, Hadrian's Wall, St Mary's Collegiate Church near Knox birthplace and where he preached, on to Edinburgh hotel on the Royal Mile.

--Day 7: Royal Mile sites Edinburgh, St Giles, Knox House, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat (hike for the stout of heart), free time and coach to Royal George Hotel, Perth (3 nights).

--Day 8: Bannochburn Battlefield Stirling, Wallace Monument, St Andrew's Castle and Cathedral, Rutherford, Patrick Hamilton, George Whishart, Knox, St Peter's Dundee (M'Cheyne's pulpit), coach to Perth hotel.

--Day 9: St John's Kirk Perth, Falkirk Wheel, Loch Leven; Perth hotel.

--Day 10: Barr Castle, Loudoun Kirk (Covenanters), Glasgow Cathedral, St George's Square, Glasgow hotel.

--Day 11: Final breakfast at hotel and goodbyes, coach to Glasgow airport for flights home. 

[Itinerary subject to final planning and availability]

   

"I was really excited about the trip (and then my mom told me I would have to pay for it). It was worth every penny and more." 14-year-old, Armistice Tour 2018

Cost: Early registration $2,850 ground cost per traveler (airfare not included)

Payment Schedule:

$250 Deposit at registration

$800 First Payment, Fall, 2018

$1000 Second Payment February, 2019

Final Balance Due April 1, 2019

"Bond tours are 5-star travel at a 3-star price. They're like a foretaste of heaven every day."  John and Vicki Schrupp

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

1. Email me at bondbooks.net@gmail.com and let me know you want to join us.

2. Print and sign tour contract

3. Mail signed contract with $250 deposit per traveler

"Bond tours have become a rite of passage for our family. What's next?" George Sinnamon, Armistice Tour 2018

Payment Schedule:

$250 Deposit at registration

$800 First Payment, Fall, 2018

$1000 Second Payment February, 2019

Final Balance Due April 1, 2019

22 YEARS OF LEADING TOURS

2018 Armistice 100 Tour and beyond (France)

2018 Oxford Creative Writing Master Class (Spring)

2017 Oxford Creative Writing Master Class (Summer)

2017 Luther 500 Tour

2017 Oxford Creative Writing Master Class (Spring)

2016 Oxford Creative Writing Master Class (Summer)

2016 English Church History & Hymn Tour

2016 Oxford Creative Writing Master Class (Spring)

2015 Rome to Geneva Tour

2014 John Knox 500 Tour

2014 UK/Normandy Student Tour

2013 Reformation For All Time Tour

2012 UK/Normandy History Tour

2012 Hymns For All Time Tour

2011 Crown & Covenant Trilogy Tour

2010 UK/Normandy Student Tour

2009 John Calvin 500 Tour

1996-2009 Biennial Tours

Greetings England & Scotland 2019 travelers!

 

The weeks are clicking by, and sooner than any of us probably thinks, we will be gathering in London to begin an unforgettable adventure together. I'm delighted that all of you are on board on what I trust will be a deeply edifying experience of exploring our cultural, spiritual, and theological heritage in the UK. It never ceases to amaze me how God in his providential arrangement of all things brings a far-flung group of his people together, from many different churches around the country (and sometimes from around the world), and thereby creates a band of fellow believers who get to explore, fellowship, laugh, cry, and eat together as we take ourselves back to tread in the footsteps of our forebears in the faith. 

 

A few logistical details (this might be a good email to print out and keep with your travel documents):

1. I just purchased my June ticket with Icelandair for $846 rt Seattle/Heathrow, a good fair for high season travel to the UK and back. Try altering days as sometimes rates are much lower on different days of the week. An extra night in a London hotel might be worth the savings. 

2. As you purchase you tickets, plan on arriving by mid day on June 25, as we have initial exploring in London and evensong at Westminster Abbey and our first meal (dinner) together that evening. When you land in London Heathrow airport you will be in one of 5 terminals; after clearing customs, take the London Underground Piccadilly line (blue line) to King's Cross/St Pancras stop (good signage and easy to find, relax for about an hour train ride); as you are able, let us know when your flight arrives, we will meet you at the Underground station and help heft your luggage the short stroll to our London hotel. If you prefer, you can take a taxi (a bit more spendy) from Heathrow directly to the hotel.

3. Hotels tend to be more compact (smaller) than US hotels, so plan accordingly.

4. Pack light. They have most anything you might need in the UK (except your prescription medications, so be sure to have all you will need for the duration). In my many years of international travel, this has become almost an absolute truth about pleasant travel abroad. I recycle, rearrange, even ditch cloths along the way (in appropriate dust bins, of course). Plan to layer clothes for various temperature changes. There can be rain showers in early summer, but, God willing, there will be sunshine after rain (I wanted to break into one of my favorite Cowper hymns, but I'll save that for Olney and the tour). The UK does not have the best laundry facilities in homes or in hotels, so plan on washing a few items out in the sink and air dry (or use my method of foot stomping on my laundry whilst showering; it can provide rhythm for singing hymns in the shower too--oh, my poor wife hates it when I overshare like that)

5. Wear comfortable walking shoes, previously tested and broken in.

6. Don't forget to purchase a 3-prong UK electrical adapter for any electronics you will have with you.

7. Upgrade your cell phone service (if you're bringing a phone) to include global service during the time you are away. Most providers have this option. Texting is usually free but voice calls can be more expensive. Remember, if you are calling your loved ones back in the US that there are several hours difference depending on which time zone you hail from ih the US.

8. Book your departure from Glasgow no sooner than the early afternoon, unless you want to take a cab to catch an earlier flight, as I know some of you are already planning. The coach will take us directly to the airport after breakfast and checking out.

9. Check the dates on your passport and renew if needed. If you have never had a passport before, apply for one right away. There's time, but I have had travelers frantically flying to San Francisco hours before their flight to get a new passport. Frantic and not fun. So check all travel documents. You will not need a visa for travel in the UK.

10. Be in prayer about our time together and the final details and arrangements being made.

 

Everything from quaint country inn to the Grand Central, we have at last secured all of our hotels for the ten nights of our time together. We will have breakfast at our hotels each morning, and usually dinner as well, though occasionally we will eat at another restaurant nearby. You will have most of your lunches on your own after our group sightseeing time together, so plan accordingly. I know that some of you have asked about early arrival and booking extra nights in the same hotel for convenience. I have asked our London hotel if they would kindly extend the same group discount I managed to finagle for the group to you for your individual bookings before the tour. Usually this works and hopefully so in this case as well. Here is a list of the hotels we are staying in, the nights we are there, and a contact email (most of the websites are the second part of the email address):

 

King's Cross Point A Hotel London--June 25, 26 frontdesk.london.kingscross@pointahotels.com

 

Abode Hotel Canterbury --June 27 GroupReservations@abodechester.co.uk

 

The Barns Inn Bedford --June 28 reservations@barnshotelbedford.co.uk 

 

Durham Marriott Hotel, Royal County --June 29 Katie.Holmes@marriott.com

 

Ibis Edinburgh South Bridge/Royal Mile --June 30 h8484-re1@accor.com

 

The Royal George Hotel Perth --July 1-3 reception@theroyalgeorgehotel.co.uk

 

The Grand Central Hotel Glasgow --July 4 glasgow.groupreservations@theprincipalhotel.com

READING LIST

(optional, but the more you read the more enjoyable the tour will be)

Order signed copies with free shipping at bondbooks.net

 

Grace Works! (And Ways We Think It Doesn't)

The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts

Augustus Toplady, Heart Aflame

The Thunder

The Mighty Weakness of John Knox

Crown & Covenant Trilogy

Guns of the Lion

Hostage Lands

Hand of Vengeance

The Revolt

War in the Wasteland (WW I)

La Resistance (WW II new release)

Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers

Click on image to order author-signed books from this site. When you order books to read for this tour we will send you a FREE GIFT with your books--and free shipping on domestic orders. 

HYMN WRITERS & THEIR HYMNS – ENGLAND & SCOTLAND TOUR

Below find a number of the hymn writers and their hymns that are featured on the HYMNS FOR ALL TIME TOUR, August 11-21, 2012.

You can look up the following hymns by first line and listen to the tune at http://www.blueletterbible.org/hymns/ 

SAMUEL STONE: Windsor (and London and Oxford)

1 The Church's one foundation
is Jesus Christ her Lord;
she is his new creation,
by water and the word:
from heaven he came and sought her
to be his holy bride;
with his own blood he bought her,
and for her life he died.

2 Elect from every nation,
yet one o’er all the earth,
her charter of salvation:
one Lord, one faith, one birth;
one holy name she blesses,
partakes one holy food,
and to one hope she presses
with every grace endued.

3 Though with a scornful wonder
we see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder,
by heresies distressed:
yet saints their watch are keeping,
their cry goes up, “How long?”
and soon the night of weeping
shall be the morn of song.

4 ’Mid toil and tribulation,
and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation
of peace forevermore,
till with the vision glorious
her longing eyes are blest,
and the great Church victorious
shall be the Church at rest.

5 Yet she on earth hath union
with God, the Three in One,
and mystic sweet communion
With those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
like them, the meek and lowly,
on high may dwell with thee.

 

 

George W. Robinson (died where Watts was born)

Born: 1838, Cork, Ire­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1877, South­amp­ton, Eng­land.

Robinson was ed­u­cat­ed at Trin­i­ty Coll­ege, Dub­lin, and New Coll­ege, St. John’s Wood, Lon­don. He en­tered the Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­try and was co-pas­tor at York Street Cha­pel in Dub­lin with Dr. Urwick. He then be­came pas­tor at St. John’s Wood, Dud­ley, and at Un­ion Street, Bright­on. His works in­clude: Songs in God’s World, Loveland

Hymns:I Am His, and He Is Mine (1876), Strangers and Pilgrims Here Below, Weary with My Load of Sin

 

Loved with everlasting love, led by grace that love to know;
Gracious Spirit from above, Thou hast taught me it is so!
O this full and perfect peace! O this transport all divine!
In a love which cannot cease, I am His, and He is mine.

 

Heav’n above is softer blue, Earth around is sweeter green!
Something lives in every hue Christless eyes have never seen;
Birds with gladder songs o’erflow, flowers with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know, I am His, and He is mine.

 

Things that once were wild alarms cannot now disturb my rest;
Closed in everlasting arms, pillowed on the loving breast.
O to lie forever here, doubt and care and self resign,
While He whispers in my ear, I am His, and He is mine.

 

His forever, only His; Who the Lord and me shall part?
Ah, with what a rest of bliss Christ can fill the loving heart!
Heav’n and earth may fade and flee, firstborn light in gloom decline;
But while God and I shall be, I am His, and He is mine.

 

CH SPURGEON, London, England

AMIDST us our Belov'd; stands,
And bids us view His pierc'd; hands;
Points to His wounded feet and side,
Blest emblems of the Crucified.

What food luxurious loads the board,
When at His table sits the Lord!
The wine how rich, the bread how sweet,
When Jesus deigns the guests to meet!

If now with eyes defiled and dim,
We see the signs but see not Him,
Oh, may His love the scales displace,
And bid us see Him face to face!

Our former transports we recount,
When with Him in the holy mount,
These cause our souls to thirst anew,
His marr'd but lovely face to view.

Thou glorious Bridegroom of our hearts,
Thy present smile a heaven imparts:
Oh, lift the veil, if veil there be,
Let every saint Thy beauties see!

CHARLES WESLEY, London & Bristol, England

O, FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

AND CAN IT BE

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood!
Died He for me who caused His pain!
For me who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
(so free, so infinite His grace!),
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race.
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray;
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

 

HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS SING

Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”

Refrain

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ, by highest heav’n adored;
Christ the everlasting Lord;
Late in time, behold Him come,
Offspring of a virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail th’incarnate Deity,
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell,
Jesus our Emmanuel.

Refrain

Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all He brings,
Ris’n with healing in His wings.
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.

Refrain

Come, Desire of nations, come,
Fix in us Thy humble home;
Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed,
Bruise in us the serpent’s head.
Now display Thy saving power,
Ruined nature now restore;
Now in mystic union join
Thine to ours, and ours to Thine.

Refrain

 

ISAAC WATTS, Southampton & London, England

JOY TO THE WORLD

NOT ALL THE BLOOD OF BEASTS

WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

 

ALAS, AND DID MY SAVIOR BLEED

Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For sinners such as I?
[originally, For such a worm as I?]

Was it for crimes that I had done

He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

Well might the sun in darkness hide
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker died,
For man the creature’s sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears,
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give my self away
’Tis all that I can do.

 

HOW SWEET AND AWFUL IS THE PLACE

How sweet and aweful is the place
With Christ within the doors,
While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores!

2. While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast,
Each of us cry, with thankful tongues,
Lord, why was I a guest?

3. Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
And enter while there's room;
When thousands make a wretched choice,
And rather starve than come?

4. 'Twas the same love that spread the feast
That sweetly forced us in
Else we had still refused to taste,
And perished in our sin.

5. Pity the nations, O our God!
Constrain the earth to come;
Send Thy victorious Word abroad,
And bring the strangers home.

6. We long to see Thy churches full,
That all the chosen race
May with one voice, and heart, and soul,
Sing Thy redeeming grace.

JOHN BUNYAN, Elstow & Bedford, England

THE PILGRIM HYMN

Who would true valor see,
  Let him come hither;
  One here will constants be,
  Come wind, come weather;
  There's no discouragement
  Shall make him one relent
  His first avowed intent
  To be a pilgrim.

Whoso beset him round
  With dismal stories,
  Do but themselves confound;
  His strength the more is.
  No lion can him fright,
  He'll with a giant fight,
  But he will have a right
  To be a pilgrim.

Hobgoblin nor foul fiend
  Can daunt his spirit;
  He knows he at the end
  Shall life inherit.
  Then fancies fly away,
  He'll care not what men say;
  He'll labour night and day
  To be a pilgrim

JOHN MILTON, London

WILLIAM COWPER, Olney, England

GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs,
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.

SOMETIMES A LIGHT SURPRISES

1 Sometimes a light surprises
the Christian while he sings;
it is the Lord, who rises
with healing in his wings;
when comforts are declining,
he grants the soul again
a season of clear shining,
to cheer it after rain.

2 In holy contemplation,
we sweetly then pursue
the theme of God’s salvation,
and find it ever new;
set free from present sorrow,
we cheerfully can say,
“Let the unknown tomorrow
bring with it what it may.”

3 It can bring with it nothing
but he will bear us through;
who gives the lilies clothing
will clothe his people too;
beneath the spreading heavens
no creature but is fed;
and he who feeds the ravens
will give his children bread.

4 Though vine nor fig tree neither
their wonted fruit should bear,
though all the field should wither,
nor flocks nor herds be there;
yet God the same abideth,
his praise shall tune my voice,
for, while in him confiding,
I cannot but rejoice.

THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD 

AUGUSTUS TOPLADY, London & Broadhembury, England

ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME

  1. Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee;
    Let the water and the blood,
    From Thy wounded side which flowed,
    Be of sin the double cure,
    Save from wrath and make me pure.

  2. Not the labor of my hands
    Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
    Could my zeal no respite know,
    Could my tears forever flow,
    All for sin could not atone;
    Thou must save, and Thou alone.

  3. Nothing in my hand I bring,
    Simply to Thy cross I cling;
    Naked, come to Thee for dress;
    Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
    Foul, I to the fountain fly;
    Wash me, Savior, or I die.

  4. While I draw this fleeting breath,
    When my eyes shall close in death,
    When I rise to worlds unknown,
    And behold Thee on Thy throne,
    Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
    Let me hide myself in Thee.

JOHN NEWTON, Olney, England

LET US LOVE AND SING AND WONDER, 1774

Let us love and sing and wonder,
Let us praise the Savior's Name!
He has hushed the law's loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai's flame.
He has washed us with His blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord Who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by His grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with His blood,
He presents our souls to God.

Let us sing, though fierce temptation
Threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong Salvation,
Holds in view the conqueror's crown:
He Who washed us with His blood
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us wonder; grace and justice
Join and point to mercy's store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles and asks no more:
He Who washed us with His blood
Has secured our way to God.

Let us praise, and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high;
Here they trusted Him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky:
“Thou hast washed us with Your blood;
Thou art worthy, Lamb of God!'

AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught...
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be...
as long as life endures.

When we've been here ten thousand years...
bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise...
then when we've first begun.

 

GLORIOUS THINGS OF THEE ARE SPOKEN

Glorious things of thee are spoken,
Zion, city of our God!
He, Whose Word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.

See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love;
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t'assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Round each habitation hovering,
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a cov'ring
Showing that the Lord is near.
Thus deriving from our banner
Light by night and shade by day;
Safe they feed upon the manna
Which He gives them when they pray.

Savior, if of Zion's city,
I through grace a member am,
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in Thy Name.
Fading is the worldling's pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure
None but Zion's children know. 

 DAY OF JUDGMENT, DAY OF WONDERS, 1774

Day of judgment! Day of wonders!
Hark! the trumpet’s awful sound,
Louder than a thousand thunders,
Shakes the vast creation round!
How the summons wilt the sinner’s heart confound!

See the Judge, our nature wearing,
Clothed in majesty divine!
You who long for His appearing
Then shall say, “This God is mine!”
Gracious Savior, own me in that day for Thine!

At His call the dead awaken,
Rise to life from earth and sea;
All the powers of nature shaken
By His look, prepares to flee.
Careless sinner, what will then become of thee?

But to those who have confessèd,
Loved and served the Lord below,
He will say, “Come near, ye blessèd,
See the kingdom I bestow;
You forever shall My love and glory know.”

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI, London, HIghgate Cemetery

NONE OTHER LAMB

None other Lamb, none other name,
None other hope in Heav’n or earth or sea,
None other hiding place from guilt and shame,
None beside Thee!

My faith burns low, my hope burns low;
Only my heart’s desire cries out in me
By the deep thunder of its want and woe,
Cries out to Thee.

Lord, Thou art life, though I be dead;
Love’s fire Thou art, however cold I be:
Nor Heav’n have I, nor place to lay my head,
Nor home, but Thee.

 

 

ANNA WARING, Neath, Wales, & Bristol, England

FATHER, I KNOW THAT ALL MY LIFE IS PORTIONED OUT FOR ME

Father, I know that all my life is portioned out for me,

The changes that are sure to come I do not fear to see;

I ask Thee for a present mind intent on pleasing Thee. 

 

I would not have the restless will that hurries to and fro,

Seeking for some great thing to do or secret thing to know;

I would be treated as a child, and guided where I go. 

 

I ask Thee for the daily strength, to none that ask denied,

A mind to blend with outward life while keeping at Thy side;

Content to fill a little space, if Thou be glorified. 

 

In service which Thy will appoints there are no bonds for me;

My secret heart is taught "the truth" that makes Thy children free.

A life of self-renouncing love is one of liberty.

 

 

 

WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Llanddewibrefi, Wales

GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,
[or Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer…]
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold me with Thy powerful hand.
Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven,
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield;
Be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of deaths, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee;
I will ever give to Thee.

REGINALD HEBER, WREXHAM & HODNET, WALES (near Shrewsbury)

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY

  1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
    Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
    Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
    God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

  2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
    Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
    Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
    Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

  3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
    Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
    Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
    Perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

  4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
    All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
    Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
    God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

 

HENRY LYTE, BRIXHAM, ENGLAND

PRAISE MY SOUL THE KING OF HEAVEN

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet Thy tribute bring!
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise the everlasting King!

Praise Him for His grace and favor,
To our fathers in distress!
Praise Him still the same for ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless!
Praise Him! praise Him!
Glorious in His faithfulness!

Father-like, He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows.
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes,
Praise Him! praise Him!
Widely as His mercy flows!

Frail as summer's flower we flourish:
Blows the wind, and it is gone.
But while mortals rise and perish,
God endures unchanging on.
Praise Him, Praise Him,
Praise the high eternal One!

Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face:
Sun and moon, bow down before Him;
Dwellers all in time and space,
Praise Him! praise Him!
Praise with us the God of grace!

 

ABIDE WITH ME

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

 

RICHARD BAXTER, KIDDERMINSTER, ENGLAND

 YE HOLY ANGELS BRIGHT

Ye holy angels bright,
Who stand before God’s throne
And dwell in glorious light,
Praise ye the Lord each one.
Assist our song, or else the theme
Too high doth seem for mortal tongue.

Ye blessèd souls at rest,
That see your Savior’s face,
Whose glory, e’en the least,
Is far above our grace.
God’s praises sound, as in His sight
With sweet delight you do abound.

Ye saints, who toil below,
Adore your heavenly King,
And onward as ye go
Some joyful anthem sing;
Take what He gives and praise Him still,
Through good or ill, who ever lives!

All nations of the earth,
Extol the world’s great King:
With melody and mirth
His glorious praises sing,
For He still reigns, and will bring low
The proudest foe that Him disdains.

Sing forth Jehovah’s praise,
Ye saints, that on Him call!
Him magnify always
His holy churches all!
In Him rejoice and there proclaim
His holy Name with sounding voice.

My soul, bear thou thy part,
Triumph in God above,
And with a well tuned heart
Sing thou the songs of love.
And all my days let no distress
Nor fears suppress His joyful praise.

Away, distrustful care!
I have Thy promise, Lord:
To banish all despair,
I have Thine oath and Word:
And therefore I shall see Thy face
And there Thy grace shall magnify.

With Thy triumphant flock
Then I shall numbered be;
Built on th’eternal Rock,
His glory shall we see.
The heav’ns so high
With praise shall ring
And all shall sing in harmony.

JAMES MONTGOMERY, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND

STAND UP AND BLESS THE LORD

Stand up and bless the Lord
Ye people of His choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God
With heart and soul and voice.

Though high above all praise,
Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy Name,
And laud and magnify?

O for the living flame
From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our minds inspire,
And wing to heaven our thought!

God is our Strength and Song,
And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed
With all our ransomed powers.

Stand up and bless the Lord;
The Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless His glorious Name;
Henceforth forevermore.                                                                      

 

SAMUEL CROSSMAN, BRISTOL, ENGLAND

MY SONG IS LOVE UNKNOWN

My song is love unknown,
My Savior’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight,
Sweet injuries! Yet they at these
Themselves displease, and ’gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

FRANCIS HAVERGAL, Astley, near Kidderminster, England

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE

  1. Take my life and let it be
    Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
    *Take my moments and my days,
    Let them flow in endless praise.

  2. Take my hands and let them move
    At the impulse of Thy love.
    Take my feet and let them be
    Swift and beautiful for Thee.

  3. Take my voice and let me sing,
    Always, only for my King.
    Take my lips and let them be
    Filled with messages from Thee.

  4. Take my silver and my gold,
    Not a mite would I withhold.
    Take my intellect and use
    Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

  5. Take my will and make it Thine,
    It shall be no longer mine.
    Take my heart, it is Thine own,
    It shall be Thy royal throne.

  6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
    At Thy feet its treasure store.
    Take myself and I will be
    Ever, only, all for Thee.

THOMAS KEN, WINCHESTER, ENGLAND

ALL PRAISE TO THEE, MY GOD THIS NIGHT (doxology)

All praise to Thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light!
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done,
That with the world, myself, and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live, that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed.
Teach me to die, that so I may
Rise glorious at the judgment day.

O may my soul on Thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
Sleep that may me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No powers of darkness me molest.

O when shall I, in endless day,
For ever chase dark sleep away,
And hymns divine with angels sing,
All praise to thee, eternal King?

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

JOSEPH ADDISON, London & Oxford, England

WHEN ALL THY MERCIES, O MY GOD

When all Thy mercies, O my God,
My rising soul surveys,
Transported with the view, I’m lost
In wonder, love and praise.

Unnumbered comforts to my soul
Thy tender care bestowed,
Before my infant heart conceived
From Whom those comforts flowed.

Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
My daily thanks employ;
Nor is the last a cheerful heart
That tastes those gifts with joy.

When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou
With health renewed my face;
And, when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Revived my soul with grace.

Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I’ll pursue
And after death, in distant worlds,
The glorious theme renew.

Through all eternity to Thee
A joyful song I’ll raise;
For, oh, eternity’s too short
To utter all Thy praise!

William Walsham Howe

For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!

We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
All are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
And win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave, again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of paradise the blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
And singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

CATHERINE WINKWORTH, Bristol Cathedral

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;
Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessèd peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;
And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;
The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.

 

SAMUEL TREVOR FRANCIS, London, England

O THE DEEP, DEEP LOVE OF JESUS

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
’Tis an ocean full of blessing, ’tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis a heaven of heavens to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!

 

JOSEPH HART

1 Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched, 
Weak and wounded, sick and sore; 
Jesus ready stands to save you, 
Full of pity joined with pow'r: 
He is able, 
He is able, 
He is able, 
He is willing; doubt no more. 

2 Come, ye needy, come and welcome, 
God's free bounty glorify; 
True belief and true repentance, 
Ev'ry grace that brings you nigh, 
Without money, 
Without money, 
Without money, 
Come to Jesus Christ and buy. 

3 Come, ye weary, heavy laden, 
Bruised and broken by the fall; 
If you tarry till you're better, 
You will never come at all: 
Not the righteous, 
Not the righteous, 
Not the righteous - 
Sinners Jesus came to call. 

4 Let not conscience make you linger, 
Nor of fitness fondly dream; 
All the fitness he requireth 
Is to feel your need of him; 
This he gives you, 
This he gives you, 
This he gives you; 
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam. 

5 Lo! th' incarnate God, ascended, 
Pleads the merit of his blood; 
Venture on him, venture wholly, 
Let no other trust intrude: 
None but Jesus, 
None but Jesus, 
None but Jesus 
Can do helpless sinners good. 

 

THE VENERABLE BEDE

A hymn of glory let us sing;
New songs thro'out the world shall ring:
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascendeth to the throne of God.

Alleluia!

The holy apostolic band
Upon the Mount of Olives stand;
And with his followers they see
Jesus' resplendent majesty.

To whom the angels, drawing nigh,
"Why stand and gaze upon the sky?
This is the Saviour," thus they say;
"This is his noble triumph day."

"Again shall ye behold him so
As ye today have seen him go,
In glorious pomp ascending high,
Up to the portals of the sky."

 

HORATIUS BONAR

1 Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
however dark it be;
lead me by thine own hand,
choose out the path for me.

2 Smooth let it be or rough,
it will be still the best;
winding or straight, it leads
right onward to thy rest.

3 I dare not choose my lot;
I would not if I might:
choose thou for me, my God,
so shall I walk aright.

4 The kingdom that I seek
is thine, so let the way
that leads to it be thine,
else I must surely stray.

5 Take thou my cup, and it
with joy or sorrow fill,
as best to thee may seem;
choose thou my good and ill.

6 Choose thou for me my friends,
my sickness or my health;
choose thou my cares for me,
my poverty or wealth.

7 Not mine, not mine, the choice
in things or great or small;
be thou my guide, my strength,
my wisdom, and my all.

 

O LOVE OF GOD, HOW STRONG AND TRUE

1 O love of God, how strong and true,
eternal and yet ever new,
uncomprehended and unbought,
beyond all knowledge and all thought!
O love of God, how deep and great,
far deeper than man's deepest hate;
self-fed, self-kindled like the light,
changeless, eternal, infinite.

2 O heav'nly love, how precious still,
in days of weariness and ill,
in nights of pain and helplessness,
to heal, to comfort, and to bless!
O wide-embracing, wondrous love!
We read you in the sky above,
we read you in the earth below,
in seas that swell and streams that flow.

3 We read you best in him who came
bearing for us the cross of shame;
sent by the Father from on high,
our life to live, our death to die.
We read your pow'r to bless and save,
e'en in the darkness of the grave;
still more in resurrection light
we read the fulness of your might.

4 O love of God, our shield and stay
through all the perils of our way!
Eternal love, in you we rest,
forever safe, forever blest.
We will exalt you, God and King,
and we will ever praise your name;
we will extol you ev'ry day,
and evermore your praise proclaim.

 

I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY

1 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
lay down, O weary one, lay down
your head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
and he has made me glad.

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one,
stoop down and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
and now I live in him.

3 I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"I am this dark world's Light;
look unto me, your morn shall rise,
and all your days be bright."
I looked to Jesus and I found
in him my Star, my Sun;
and in that light of life I'll walk,
'til trav'ling days are done.

I LAY MY SINS ON JESUS

1 I lay my sins on Jesus,
the spotless Lamb of God;
he bears them all, and frees us
from the accursed load:
I bring my guilt to Jesus,
to wash my crimson stains
white in his blood most precious,
'til not a spot remains.

2 I lay my wants on Jesus;
all fullness dwells in him;
he heals all my diseases,
he doth my soul redeem:
I lay my griefs on Jesus,
my burdens and my cares;
he from them all releases,
he all my sorrows shares.

3 I rest my soul on Jesus,
this weary soul of mine;
his right hand me embraces,
I on his breast recline.
I love the name of Jesus,
Immanuel, Christ, the Lord;
like fragrance on the breezes
his name abroad is poured.

4 I long to be like Jesus,
meek, loving, lowly, mild;
I long to be like Jesus,
the Father's holy child:
I long to be with Jesus
amid the heav'nly throng,
to sing with saints his praises,
to learn the angels' song.

 

THE SANDS OF TIME ARE SINKING, Anne Cousin, based on Samuel Rutherford

1 The sands of time are sinking,
the dawn of heaven breaks,
the summer morn I've sighed for,
the fair sweet morn awakes;
dark, dark hath been the midnight,
but dayspring is at hand,
and glory, glory dwelleth
in Emmanuel's land.

2 The King there in his beauty
without a veil is seen;
it were a well-spent journey,
though sev'n deaths lay between:
the Lamb with his fair army
doth on Mount Zion stand,
and glory, glory dwelleth
in Emmanuel's land.

3 O Christ, he is the fountain,
the deep sweet well of love!
The streams on earth I've tasted,
more deep I'll drink above:
there to an ocean fullness
his mercy doth expand,
and glory, glory dwelleth
in Emmanuel's land.

4 The bride eyes not her garment,
but her dear bridegroom's face;
I will not gaze at glory,
but on my King of grace;
not at the crown he gifteth,
but on his piercèd hand:
the Lamb is all the glory
of Emmanuel's land.

 

PSALM 23, Francis Rous

1 The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want;
he makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

2 My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e'en for his own name's sake.

3 Yea, though I walk through death's dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill,
for thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

4 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes;
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me;
and in God's house forevermore
my dwelling place shall be.

PSALM 100, William Kethe

1 All people that on earth do dwell,
sing to the LORD with cheerful voice.
Serve him with joy, his praises tell,
come now before him and rejoice!

2 Know that the LORD is God indeed;
he formed us all without our aid.
We are the flock he surely feeds,
the sheep who by his hand were made.

3 O enter then his gates with joy,
within his courts his praise proclaim!
Let thankful songs your tongues employ.
O bless and magnify his name!

4 Because the LORD our God is good,
his mercy is forever sure.
His faithfulness at all times stood
and shall from age to age endure.

I GREET THEE WHO MY SURE REDEEMER ART, attributed to John Calvin

1 I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
my only trust and Savior of my heart,
who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.

2 Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in ev'ry place:
so come, O King, and our whole being sway;
shine on us with the light of thy pure day.

3 Thou art the Life, by which alone we live,
and all our substance and our strength receive;
O comfort us in death's approaching hour,
strong-hearted then to face it by thy pow'r.

4 Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
no harshness hast thou and no bitterness:
make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee
and ever stay in thy sweet unity.

5 Our hope is in no other save in thee;
our faith is built upon thy promise free;
O grant to us such stronger hope and sure
that we can boldly conquer and endure.

 

BENEATH THE CROSS OF JESUS, Elizabeth C. Clephane

1 Beneath the cross of Jesus
I fain would take my stand,
the shadow of a mighty Rock
within a weary land;
a home within the wilderness,
a rest upon the way,
from the burning of the noon-tide heat
and the burden of the day.

2 Upon the cross of Jesus
mine eye at times can see
the very dying form of One
who suffered there for me:
and from my stricken heart with tears
two wonders I confess,
the wonders of redeeming love
and my unworthiness.

3 I take, O cross, thy shadow
for my abiding place:
I ask no other sunshine than
the sunshine of his face;
content to let the world go by,
to know no gain nor loss;
my sinful self my only shame,
my glory all the cross.

 

WHEN THIS PASSING WORLD IS DONE, Robert Murray McCheyne

1 When this passing world is done,
when has sunk yon glaring sun,
when we stand with Christ on high
looking o'er life's history,
then, Lord, shall I fully know,
not till then, how much I owe.

2 When I hear the wicked call
on the rocks and hills to fall,
when I see them start and shrink
on the fiery deluge brink,
then, Lord, shall I fully know,
not till then, how much I owe.

3 When I stand before the throne,
dressed in beauty not my own,
when I see thee as thou art,
love thee with unsinning heart,
then, Lord, shall I fully know,
not till then, how much I owe.

4 When the praise of heav'n I hear,
loud as thunders to the ear,
loud as many waters' noise,
sweet as harp's melodious voice,
then, Lord, shall I fully know,
not till then, how much I owe.

5 Chosen not for good in me,
wakened up from wrath to flee,
hidden in the Savior's side,
by the Spirit sanctified,
teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
by my love, how much I owe.