363: O LORD and Saviour, we reclineby Mrs. G. Helyar
1 O LORD and Saviour, we recline
On that eternal love of Thine.
Thou art our rest, and Thou alone
Remainest when all else is gone.
2 Yes! "Thou remainest"; sea and land,
E'en heaven shall pass, but Thou shalt stand:
Undimmed Thy radiancy appears,
Changeless through all the changing years.
3 Lord, on the throne Thy love's the same
As once upon Thy cross of shame:
In lowliness Thou cam'st to die;
Thou livest now for us on high.
4 We see Thee there, the Lamb once slain;
Thy loss was our eternal gain;
We see Thee crowned with glory now,
No shade on Thy victorious brow.
5 The shadow dwelt on Calvary's tree,
And now Thine unveiled face we see;
Praise be to God for that blest word,
That "Thou remainest", blessed Lord.
Alternative tunes (L.M.)