Christ My Song - 1459
In the region of light and of glory
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
In the region of light and of glory.
"Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins
in his own blood ... be glory." (Revelation 1,5)
1. In the region of light and of glory,
the people whom Jesus has saved
will be telling the wonderful story,
of how they had once been enslaved;
and how the Redeemer had bought them
with blood, with his own precious blood;
and from bondage the vilest had brought them;
how pleasant their work, and how good!
2. How blessed for ever in union,
to sing of the Lord whom they love;
in closest and sweetest communion,
the joys of his presence to prove!
How blessed to drink of the river
of pleasure, that flows from his throne!
To be rid of all evil for ever,
to inherit a blessing alone!
3. The prospect before us is cheering,
we lift up our heads on the way;
away then with doubting and fearing,
since God is our strength and our stay.
O keep us, Lord, keep us from sinning;
thy people from evil defend;
the work is thine from its beginning,
and thine it must be to the end.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 74.