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Hope in Christ our Lord possessing
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Hope in Christ our Lord possessing.

"In the midst of the throne ... stood a Lamb." (Revelation 5,6)

1. Hope in Christ our Lord possessing,
  let us raise a cheerful psalm;
glory, honour, pow'r, and blessing,
  be for ever to the Lamb!
    In the midst of yonder throne,
    lo! he stands, he reigns alone.

2. Praise the Lamb – his love unbounded
  is the theme of praise in heav'n:
on his death our hopes are founded,
  yes, we know his life was giv'n;
    and we trust that by his blood
    we are reconciled to God.

3. Praise the Lamb – ye saints adore him,
  you he saves from endless shame:
see, how angels fall before him,
  how they triumph in his name;
    his the sceptre, his the crown,
    his yon bright eternal throne.

4. Praise the Lamb – repeat his praises;
  'tis a theme, ye saints, for you;
when our Lord to heav'n shall raise us,
  there the subject we'll renew:
    and in yonder glorious place,
    we shall see the Saviour's face.

5. There, with all who lived as strangers
  while on earth, we hope to be;
free from toils, from fears, from dangers,
  happy through eternity;
    there we hope to see the Lamb,
    and for ever praise his name.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 198.

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