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Those Eternal BowersTranslation by Rev. John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
897aWhorltonRev. John B. Dykes (1823-1876)6.5.6.5.D.
897bSt. John DamasceneMrs. Elizabeth R. Barker (1829-1916)6.5.6.5.D.

1Those eternal bowers
Man hath never trod,
Those unfading flowers
Round the throne of God:
Who may hope to gain them
After weary fight?
Who at length attain them,
Clad in robes of white?
2He who gladly barters
All on earthly ground;
He who, like the martyrs,
Says: “I will be crowned:”
He whose one oblation
Is a life of love,
Clinging to the nation
Of the blest above.
3Shame upon you, legions
Of the heavenly King,
Citizens of regions
Past imagining!
What! With pipe and tabor
Fool away the light,
When He bids you labor–
When He tells you, “Fight.”
4While we do our duty,
Struggling through the tide,
Whisper Thou of beauty
On the other side!
What though sad the story
Of this life’s distress:
Oh, the future glory!
Oh, the loveliness! Amen.
Romans8:18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
1 Peter1:4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
Revelation21:7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Revelation22:3And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: