Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: How calm is the mind when supported by Jesus
Topic: <no topic given>
Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>
Meter: 12s and 11s
Hymn Number: 2
Page Number: 273, click to see hymnal pages
How calm is the mind when supported by Jesus,
When floods of temptations and troubles assail;
The bright shield of faith in assault will defend us,
The sword of the spirit shall more than prevail:
Thus armed let us pass through this world of temptation,
Relying on Jesus for help and salvation;
With angels above may we take up our station,
And sing of his mercy when time is no more.
When Gabriel's gold wings are extended swift flying,
And sweeping the stars from the heavens above;
The Judge on his throne of keen justice descending,
With vengeance and mercy-with wisdom and love.
A fire devoureth the wicked before him-
About him are tempests-the righteous adore him;
He calls to the heavens and earth to restore him,
His saints bring them hither, for time is no more.
His throne thus erected, the mandate is issued,
Arise all ye dead and to judgment appear!
What dread and confusion! how sorely convicted
Are rebels, as they all reluctant draw near:
At length on the left, as a shepherd divideth
The goats from the sheep, so the Judge now decideth,
All the wicked shall stand, with him who derideth,
And flee from his presence when time is no more.
This dreadful scene over, with sweet lamb-like aspect,
The Judge from the throne to his angels declare-
"My saints all are worthy-behold the rich prospect
Which opens before you-ascend with me there."
Then on they proceed in angelic procession,
So grand and majestic, there's no competition;
Of mansions in glory they have full fruition;
And reign with the Saviour when time is no more.
The saints of that city we'll walk with forever,
Whose walls are of jasper, and streets are of gold;
The sun shall not scorch us, but Jesus the Saviour
Shall reign, and his glories forever unfold.
We'll watch and we'll pray till our foes are subjected,
And work that our faith be by Jesus respected,
Thus make it appear that we're duly elected,
To reign with the Saviour when time is no more.