HYMN 540

H.C.30 D.C.M. (FE 566) 
"If any be in Christ, He became a
new creature" - 2Cor.5:17

1.  THE roseate hues of early dawn 

     The brightness of the day

     The crimson of the sunset sky 

     How fast they fade away!

     O for the pearly gates of heav'n 

     O for the golden floor!

     O for the Sun of Righteousness 

     That setteth nevermore!

2.  The highest hopes we cherish here 

     How fast they tire and faint!

     How many spot defiles the robe 

     That wraps an earthly saint

     O for a heart that never sins! 

     O for a soul wash’d white!

     O for a voice to praise our King 

     Nor weary day or night.

3.  Here faith is ours, and heav’nly hope 

     And grace to lead us high

     But there are perfections and peace 

     Beyond our best desire

     O by Thy love and anguish, Lord 

     And by Thy life laid down

     Grant that we fall not fromThy grace

     Nor cast away our crown!  Amen

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