Christ My Song - 441
Only one cross! - One Faith and Hope
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
One Faith and Hope.
2. Only one fold!
and to that fold the Shepherd brings his sheep;
on the green pastures there, to feed them all,
and with his, and with his staff to keep.
3. Only one way!
one way for all the many wanderers;
returning from a thousand various parts,
through earth's long, through earth's long stormy years.
4. Only one city!
and to that city his beloved come;
brought by himself to find in it for ever
their safe and, their safe and blessed home.
5. Only one Christ!
and to that Christ the Father draws each eye,
bidding them look, and in that looking live,
that they no, that they no more may die.
6. Only one heaven!
into whose glory he his own doth call;
where all is sinless, sorrowless, and bright, –
where Christ is, where Christ is all in all.
Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 112-113.
Repetitions in last lines added.