HYMN 349


1.  HE is gone, A cloud of light

     Has received Him from our sight 

     High in heaven, where eyes of men 

     Follow not, nor angel’s ken 

     Through the veils of time and space 

     Pass’d into the holiest place

     All the toil, the sorrow down

     All the battle fought and won.

2.  He is gone, And we remain

     In this world of sin and pain

     In the void which He has left On this 

     earth, of Him bereft, We have still 

     His work to do We can still His path 

     pursue; Seek Him both in friend and 

     foe ln ourselves His image show.

3.  He is gone, We heard Him say,

     "Good that I should go away.” 

     Gone is that dear form and face 

     But not gone His present grace 

     Though Himself no more we see 

     Comfortless we cannot be

     No, His Spirit still is ours 

     Quickening, freshning all our powers.

4.  He is gone, Towards the goal 

     World and church must onward roll 

     Far behind we leave the past 

     Forward are our glances east

     Still His words before us range 

     Through the ages, as they change 

     Wheresoe'er the truth shall lead 

     He will give whate'er we need.

5.  He is gone, But we once more 

     Shall behold Him as before

     In the heaven of heavens the same 

      As on earth He went and came

     In the many mansions there

     Place for us He will prepare

     In lhal world unseen, unknown, 

     He and we may yet be one.

6.  He is gone, But not in vain

     Wait until He comes again

     He is risen, He is not here

     Far above this earthly sphere 
     Evermore in heart and mind 

     Where our peace in Him we find 

     To our own eternal Friend 

     Thitherward let us ascend.  Amen

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