Christ My Song - 776
He's gone – the Saviour's work on earth - The rejected One, of whom the world was not worthy (Sir Edward Denny/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The rejected One, of whom the world was not worthy.
"There has one object been disclosed on earth
that might commend the place: but now 'tis gone –
Jesus is with the Father." – Gambold.
2. Oh! 'twas a waste to him indeed,
no rest on earth he knew;
no joy from its unhallowed springs
his sorrowing spirit drew.
3. He's gone! and shall our truant feet
and ling'ring hearts delay
in a dark world, that cast his love,
like worthless dross, away?
4. Hopeless of joy in aught below,
we only long to soar,
the fulness of his love to feel,
and lose his smile no more.
5. His hand, with all the gentle power,
the sweet constraint of love,
hath drawn us from this restless world,
and fixed our hearts above.
Sir Edward Denny, Hymns and Poems, 1870, 49-50.