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|LEADER of faithful souls, and Guide
Of all who travel to the sky,
Come, and with us, e’en us abide,
Who would on Thee alone rely;
On Thee alone our spirits stay,
While held in life’s uneven way.
|2||Strangers and pilgrims here below,
This earth, we know, is not our place;
We hasten through this vale of woe,
And, restless to behold Thy face,
Swift to our heavenly country move,
Our everlasting home above.
|3||We’ve no abiding city here,
But seek a city out of sight;
Thither our steady course we steer,
Aspiring to the plains of light,
Jerusalem, the saints’ abode,
Whose founder is the living God.
|4||Raised by the breath of love divine,
We tread the way the saints have trod;
The Church of the first-born to join,
We travel to the mount of God;
With joy upon our heads, arise
And meet our Captain in the skies.
|Charles Wesley, 1707-88|