Yesterday's great hymn

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was this one by Charles Wesley. Anyone who has hung around here very long knows how much I treasure Charles Wesley's hymns. We sang this one yesterday, to the tune called "Dundee" over at CyberHymnal. Go there if you want to hear the midi.

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Let saints on earth in concert sing
With those whose work is done;
For all the servants of our King
In Heavín and earth are one.

One family, we dwell in Him,
One Church, above, beneath;
Though now divided by the stream,
The narrow stream of death.

One army of the living God,
To His command we bow;
Part of the host have crossed the flood,
And part are crossing now.

Eíen now to their eternal home
There pass some spirits blest;
While others to the margin come,
Waiting their call to rest.

Jesu, be Thou our constant Guide;
Then, when the word is given,
Bid Jordanís narrow stream divide,
And bring us safe to Heavín.

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It is one of the great glories of the Church that we recognize how very narrow that stream is.

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