218. Soon will the Master come

Soon will the Master come : soon pass away
Our times of conflict, grief, and suff’ring here ;
Our night of weeping end in cloudless day,
And sorrow's moment like a dream appear :
Eternity with Jesus — in the skies —
How soon that Sun of righteousness may rise !
We shall behold Him, whom not seen we love ;
We shall be with Him, whom we long to see ;
We shall be like Him, fit for realms above,
With Him, and like Him, for eternity :
Is now to sit at Jesus' feet our choice ?
How will fruition then our souls rejoice !

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