O Blest communion with the saints at rest
1 O Blest communion with the saints at rest!
O joy excelling this world’s best!
In light they dwell!
Close is the bond that binds us here.
T will grow more dear
Than , tongue can tell.
2 Our Lord,
From out His sacred wounds hath poured
Rich blessings from His bounteous hoard.
He doth afford
Us from above
Refreshing streams our souls to guide
To his full tide
Of boundless love.
Hath dawned on those gone from earth’s night.
Death was to them but life and light
Serene they rest,
Around the Lamb who once was slain,
Untouched by pain,
For ever blest.