Christ My Song - 1127
With heav'n in view, we tread the path
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
With heav'n in view, we tread the path.
"Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty." (Isaiah 33,17)
2. No room for any boast have we,
upon another's wealth we live;
the pardon we enjoy is free,
the praise to God alone we give.
3. We seek a city far from this,
a distant city out of sight;
the Lord himself its builder is,
the Lord, its everlasting light.
4. In beauty there the King appears;
the King we love, and hope to see:
while here, his people sow in tears,
their harvest shall hereafter be.
5. This King, the King of glory is,
his presence is the joy of heav'n;
how blessed our lot, if we are his!
opposers once, but now forgiv'n.
6. Our aim be this, to live below
as he would have his subjects live:
to those who own and serve him so,
the Lord eternal life will give.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 620.