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HEAD of the Church triumphant,
   We joyfully adore Thee;
Till Thou appear, Thy members here
    Shall thirst for greater glory.
2  We lift our hearts and voices,
    With blest anticipation;
And cry aloud, and give to God
    The praise of our salvation.
3  While in affliction’s furnace,
    And passing through the fire,
Thy love we praise, which tries our ways,
    And ever brings us higher.
4  We lift our hands, exulting
    In Thy almighty favour;
The love divine which made us Thine
    Shall keep us Thine for ever.
5  By faith we see the glory
    To which Thou shalt restore us,
The world despise for that high prize
    Which Thou hast set before us.
6  And if Thou count us worthy,
    We each, as dying Stephen,
Shall see Thee stand at God’s right hand,
    To take us up to Heaven.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88