Christ will Gather His Own
Christ will gather in His own
To the place where He is gone,
Where their heart and treasure lie,
life is hid on high.
Day by day the voice saith, “Come,
Enter thine eternal home”;
Asking not if we can
This dear soul it summons there.
Had He asked us, well we know
We should cry, “O spare this
Yes, with streaming tears should pray,
“Lord, we love him, let him stay.”
[substitute her if appropriate]
But the Lord doth naught amiss,
And, since He hath ordered this,
We have naught to do but still
Rest in silence on His
Many a heart no longer here,
Ah! was all too inly dear,
Yet, O Love, ’tis Thou dost call,
wilt be our All in all.
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