508. God's sovereign grace
God's sov’reign grace to us has given,
While pilgrims here below,
A share in all the joys of heaven,
And that blest heaven to know.
With thankful hearts we now can bid
Farewell to pleasure here ;
With Christ in God our life is hid,
And all its springs are there.
'Tis now concealed and lodged secure
In God's eternal Son,
And there, as He, it shall endure,
Though to the world unknown.
Then, Lord, remove whate'er divides
Our longing souls from Thee ;
'Tis fit that where the Head resides,
The members' hearts should be.