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Composed for "Church Hymns with Tunes", S.P.C.K., 1874.
|1||He is gone — A cloud of light
Has received Him from our sight;
|2||He is gone — Towards their goal;
World and Church must onward roll;
|High in heaven, where eye of men
Follows not, nor Angels ken;
|Far behind we leave the past;
Forward are our glances cast:
|Through the veils of time and space,
Passed into the Holiest place;
|Still His words before us range
Through the ages as they change:
|All the toil, the sorrow done,
All the battle fought and won.
Wheresoe'er the truth shall lead,
|3||He is gone —
But we once more
Shall behold Him as before;
|4||He is gone — but not in vain,
Wait until he comes again:
heaven of heavens the same,
As on earth He went and came.
|He is risen, He is not here
Far above this earthly sphere;
|In the many
Place for us He will prepare;
|Evermore in heart and mind
There our peace in Him we find:
| In that world
He and we may yet be one.
|To our own Eternal Friend,
Thitherward let us ascend. Amen.
|Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, 1859.|
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