The UNFINISHED SONG
“...and no man could learn that song but the.... redeemed from the earth.” Rev 14.3
When the heavenly host shall gather and the heavenly courts shall ring
With rapture of the ransomed, and the New Song they shall sing,
Thought they come from every nation, every kindred, every race,
None can ever learn that music till he knows God’s pardoning grace.
All those vast eternities to come will never be too long,
To tell the endless story and to sing the endless song;
“unto Him who loved us and who loosed us from our sin...”
We shall finish it in Heaven, but ‘tis here the words begin.
“Unto Him who loved us,” we shall sing it o’er and o’er,
“Unto Him who loved us” we shall love it more and more;
“Unto Him who loved us” song of songs most sweet and dear;
But if we would know it yonder, we must learn the music here.
Here where there was none to save us, none to help us, none to care,
Here where Jesus came to seek us, lost in darkness and despair.
Here, where on the cross of anguish He redeemed us from our sins,
Here, where first we knew the Savior, it is here the song begins.
Here, amid the toils and trials of this fleeting earthly life,
Here, amid the din and turmoil of this troubled earthly strife,
Here in suffering and sorrow, here in weariness and wrong;
We shall finish it is Heaven, but ‘tis here we start the song.
“Unto Him who loved us” we must sing it every day,
“Unto Him who loved us” who is Light, Guide, The Way;
“Unto Him who loves us” and who holds us very dear,
If we’d know it over yonder, we must learn the music here.
There will be no silent voices in that ever blessed throng,
There will be no faltering accents in that hallelujah song;
Like the sound of many waters shall the mighty anthem be
When the Lord’s redeemed shall praise Him for the grace that set them free.
But ‘tis here the theme is written, it is here we tune our tongue;
It is here the first glad notes of joy with stammering lips are sung;
It is here the first faint echoes of that chorus reach our ears.
We shall finish it in Heaven, but our hearts begin it here.
“Unto Him who loved us” the Lamb for sinners slain.
“Unto Him who loved us” evermore the joyful strain,
“Unto Him who loved us” full, and strong and sweet and clear,
But if we would know it yonder, we must learn to sing it here.
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Revelation 11:17 "Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned."
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