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Sing without ceasing, sing - The upward way
(John Nelson Darby/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The upward way.


1. Sing without ceasing, sing
the Saviour's present grace;
  how all things shine
  in light divine
for those who've seen his face. (PDF - Midi)

2. He's gone within the veil,
for us that place he's won;
  in him we stand,
  a heavenly band,
where he himself is gone.

3. There's all unsullied light;
my heart lets in its rays,
  and heavenly light
  makes all things bright,
seen in that blissful gaze.

4. Such here on earth I am,
though I in weakness roam;
  my place on high,
  God's Self so nigh,
his presence is my home.

5. My heart is filled with bliss –
heaven's own eternal joys;
  my soul at rest,
  of peace possessed,
that world its strength employs.

6. Thus, in divine delight
of love so richly known,
  God's works below
  with beauty glow;
his hand, his grace, I own.

7. And stayed by joy divine,
as hireling fills his day,
  through scenes of strife
  and desert life
I tread in peace my way.

8. That way is upward still,
where life and glory are;
  my rest's above,
  in perfect love
the glory I shall share –

9. for ever with the Lord,
for ever like him then –
  and see his face
  in that blessed place,
my Father's house in heaven.

(Explaining 7,2: "All is a vain show around us; but that which is inside abides. When the heart gets hold of this fact, it becomes like one taken into the house to work for the day; performs the duties well, but passes through, instead of living in the circumstances. … The Lord keep us going on in simplicity, fulfilling as a hireling our day, till Christ shall come, and then shall every man have praise of God.")

John Nelson Darby, Spiritual Songs, 23-25.

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