Christ My Song - 960
I can gaze on that beautiful sky - Above the Heavens
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Above the Heavens.
"As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him." (Psalm 103,11)
2. I can gaze on that beautiful sky,
and there in bright characters trace
that with mercy more great than the concave is high,
my soul he has deigned to embrace.
3. I can gaze on that beautiful sky,
that temple so worthy of him;
while the fabrics of earth seem to dwindle and die,
compared with its glory sublime.
4. I can gaze on that beautiful sky,
and meekly rejoice in the thought,
that above it, in glory ne'er seen by the eye,
a mansion for me he has bought.
5. I can gaze on that beautiful sky,
and long the blue pathway to tread;
there, with all his redeemed, to adore him on high
for the blood he on Calvary shed.
6. I can gaze on that beautiful sky,
and rejoice that my Saviour from heaven,
in glory arrayed, will descend from on high,
while the clouds for his chariot are given.
Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 169-170.