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We ought to sing for joy today
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

We ought to sing for joy today.

"But I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice."
(John 16,22)

1. We ought to sing for joy today,
  the day on which the Lord arose;
'twas he who bore our sins away,
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2. "The Lord is ris'n indeed!" How sweet,
  how blessed to be sure of this!
To know his work to be complete;
  to have our part with him and his.

3. To have a hope that we shall see
  the Lord in heav'n with all his train;
with him that we shall ever be;
  with him to live, with him to reign.

4. The people who with him are one,
  arise with him, ascend, and reign;
their destiny to fill a throne.
  What is there more than this to give?

5. All this is ours, if we are his;
  his people then may sing today:
the pledge his resurrection is,
  "the first-fruits" he, the harvest they.

6. As he arose, his people shall
  themselves, when he appears, arise:
not one be missing. They shall all
  ascend, and meet him in the skies.

7. "The end is then;" the day is won;
  the Lord himself has won the day.
"The mystery of God" is done;
  but what is after, who can say?

8. 'Tis that "which doth not yet appear;"
  not seen, not heard, not dreamt of yet.
'Tis what there's no possessing here;
  'tis joy and blessedness complete.

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 460.

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