Christ My Song - 1171
When we stand on Pisgah's summit
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
When we stand on Pisgah's summit.
"And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham." (Deuteronomy 34,4)
1. When we stand on Pisgah's summit,
we behold yon glorious scene,
Canaan's hills, we see them from it,
Canaan's hills, adorned with green;
O how fair the prospect seems!
Richer far than fancy's dreams. PDF - Midi
2. While we view the land of promise,
'tis our destined home we see,
standing at a distance from us,
but where soon we hope to be;
yes, we trust the day is near,
when we shall be happy there.
3. There the King of saints appearing,
consecrates the glorious place,
many crowns for ever wearing,
there he shews his smiling face;
yes, he smiles on all around,
and he makes their joys abound.
4. Free from fears, and free from dangers,
there on every side enclosed,
far from foes, and far from strangers,
All his people live secure,
God has made their dwelling sure.
5. Oft we'll go to Pisgah's summit,
while we still continue here,
view the glorious prospect from it,
and rejoice with holy fear;
waiting, wishing for the day
when we shall be called away.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 622.