636Revelation 7:13-17CM
HOW bright these glorious spirits shine!
   Whence all their white array?
How came they to the blissful seats
    Of everlasting day?
2  Lo! these are they from sufferings great,
    Who came to realms of light;
And in the blood of Christ have washed
    Those robes that shine so bright.
3  Now with triumphal palms they stand
    Before the throne on high,
And serve the God they love, amidst
    The glories of the sky.
4  Hunger and thirst are felt no more,
    Nor suns with scorching ray;
God is their sun, Whose cheering beams
    Diffuse eternal day.
5  The Lamb, Who dwells amidst the throne,
    Shall o’er them still preside,
Feed them with nourishment divine,
    And all their footsteps guide.
6  In pastures green He’ll lead His flock,
    Where living streams appear;
And God the Lord from every eye
    Shall wipe away each tear.
Isaac Watts, 1674-1748,
William Cameron, 1751-1811