Christ My Song - 1007
Ransomed spirit! heavenward hasten! - To the Passing Spirit
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
To the Passing Spirit.
1. Ransomed spirit! heavenward hasten!
Death's rough hand will soon unfasten
all thy bonds of clay!
Now its radiant shores discerning,
o'er thy native country yearning,
to thy Father's house returning,
wing thy homeward way! PDF - Midi
2. Relatives and friends immortal
wait beyond that gloomy portal,
thy release to hail.
Now thy term of exile over,
angel forms around thee hover,
waiting till thine eye discover
all "within the veil."
3. O'er thy sorrowing friends thou grievest;
God will comfort those thou leavest;
God will be their stay!
Brief will prove their sad privation,
glorious love's bright consummation;
there, where comes not separation,
Spirit! haste away!
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 92.