Christian Worship A Prospect Of Heaven.
There is a land of pure delight,
Where saints immortal reign;
Eternal day excludes the night,
And pleasures banish pain.
There everlasting spring abides,
And never-withering flowers:
Death, like a narrow sea, divides
This heavenly land from ours.
Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood
Stand dressed in living green:
So to the Jews old Canaan stood,
And Jordan rolled between.
O could we make our doubts remove,-
Those gloomy doubts that rise,-
And see the Canaan that we love
With unbeclouded eyes.
Could we but climb where Moses stood,
And view the landscape o’er,-
Not Jordan’s stream, nor death’s cold flood,
Should fright us from the shore.