Christ My Song - 1184
Lord, 'tis good to know thy grace
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Lord, 'tis good to know thy grace.
"How great is thy goodness which thou hast laid up
for them that fear thee." (Psalm 31,19)
1. Lord, 'tis good to know thy grace,
better still to taste thy love;
best of all to see thy face,
in the realms of light above.
2. There it is thy people rest;
rest from toil, and rest from strife;
and of blessedness possessed,
there thy live an endless life.
3. O what good hast thou prepared,
for thy people in that day;
when, thyself their "great reward,"
thou wilt wipe their tears away.
4. Something seen but darkly here,
tasted only, not enjoyed;
there possessed, and without fear,
pleasure, full and unalloyed.
5. Such the prospect is for those,
who on earth confess thy name;
who in presence of thy foes,
bear the cross, nor shun the shame.
6. Welcome, Lord, reproach for thee;
thou hast borne our guilt and shame;
everlasting honour be,
to thy great, thy glorious name.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 118.