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Now – borne upon the still, the boundless deep - The dwelling of the Lord (Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The dwelling of the Lord.

"They said unto him, Master, where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see." (John 1, 38-39)

1. Now – borne upon the still, the boundless deep,
    by tempest never stirred,
the peaceful sea where song and minstrelsy
from shores that in the golden morning sleep
    alone are heard. (PDF - Midi)

2. Now – hidden in his secret place, afar
    within the sheltering Home –
apart as in the glory of a star
where all the strifes that madden and that mar
    may never come.

3. Now – o'er the dark and solitary ways
    borne onward on his breast,
through windings of the strange and tangled maze,
through weary nights, and through the changing days,
    at rest – at rest.

4. Now – lips unskilful fain would tell the bliss
    the heart in secret shares –
the meeting, and the welcome, and the kiss,
the blessed marvels and the mysteries
    his love prepares.

5. Now – holy cloisters closed to strife and sin
    where Angels walk in white –
and blessed saints adoring enter in,
their everlasting anthems to begin
    in songs of night.

6. Now – O Beloved Lord, thy risen ones,
    in peace we walk with thee;
beyond the graves we dwell, beyond the suns;
beside the fountain whence the River runs
    at last to be!

C. P. C.

Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen and others 2, 1899, 12-13.

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