298Revelation 21:1-4CM
LO! what a glorious sight appears
    To our believing eyes!
The earth and seas are passed away,
    And all the spreading skies.
2  From the third Heaven, where God resides,
    That holy, happy place,
The new Jerusalem comes down,
    Adorned with shining grace.
3  Attending angels shout for joy,
    And the bright armies sing,
‘Mortals, behold the sacred seat
    Of your eternal King!’
4  The God of glory makes with saints
    His ever blest abode;
We, the dear objects of His grace,
    And He our loving God.
5  His own dear hand shall wipe the tears
    From every weeping eye,
And pains and groans, and griefs and fears,
    And death itself shall die.
6  How long, dear Saviour! O, how long
    Shall this great hour delay?
Turn swiftly round, O wheels of time,
    And bring the welcome day!
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748