A rich benediction, fitly closing an epistle, in which the prominent theme is the perseverance of the saints. Lord, fulfil this blessing in us.
When my comforts fade and languish,
When bereaved of what was dear,
When the body faint’s with anguish,
And my bright hopes disappear:
Can my spirit soothe and cheer.
When in heaven I bow before him,
Trace his love’s continued stream,
And in perfect songs adore him,
Where his unveiled glories beam;
Shall be my eternal theme.