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One place I have in heaven above - The hidden path
(Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The hidden path.

"There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen." (Job 28,7)

1. One place I have in heaven above,
  the glory of his throne –
on this dark earth, whence he is gone,
  I have one place alone,
    and if his rest in heaven I know,
    I joy to find his path below. (PDF - Midi)

2. We meet to own that place alone
  around the broken bread –
the dead whose life is hid with Christ
  remembering Jesus dead.
    For us has set the earthly light,
    above, the glory; here, the night.

3. And dear as is his place on high,
  his footsteps are below,
where he has gone through scorn and wrong,
  there also would I go.
    Lord, where thou diedst I would die,
    for where thou livest, there am I.

4. One lonely place across the waste,
  the lowly path of shame;
I would adore thy wondrous grace
  that I should tread the same.
    The Stranger and the Alien, thou –
    and I the stranger, alien, now.

5. The Cross a mighty barrier stands
  between the world and me –
not yielding with reluctant hands,
  but glorying to be free,
    from that which now is dung and dross,
    beside thy Glory, and thy Cross.

6. I see thee there amidst the light,
  the Father's blessed Son;
I know that I in thee am there,
  that light and love mine own.
    What has this barren world to give,
    if there in thy deep joy I live?

7. Sent hither from that glorious Home,
  as thou wert sent before,
of that great love from whence I come
  to witness evermore,
    for this would I count all things loss,
    thy joy, thy glory, and thy Cross.

T. P.

Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen and others 2, 1899, 50-51.

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