He is Not Here
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- Format: Poetry Tract Card
- Paper: Glossy Card
- Size: 3.5" x 6"
- Pages: 2
- Versions: KJV
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Through a scene of sin and sorrow
Lies our lowly pilgrim way,
All around us death and darkness,
All before us blissful day;
And the Morning Star of promise
Brightly shines our hearts to cheer,
As we follow in the pathway
Of the One who is not here.
O'er the world's most pleasing prospect
Lies the shadow of the cross;
In the light of Christ in glory
All earth offers is but dross.
This delusive scene around us
Boundeth all the world holds dear;
We have found our rest for ever
In the One who is not here.
Long 'neath sin and Satan's power
Hath the earth in bondage lain,
Waiting the divine Deliverer,
And Messiah's glorious reign.
On the world's horizon loometh
Signs that soon He may appear—
Signs that gladden, signs that sadden,
All who're waiting for Him here.
But He cometh as the Bridegroom,
Ere appearing as the King,
His beloved Bride enraptured
To the Father's house to bring;
And we're waiting and we're looking
For the Day-Star to appear,
For our pilgrim hearts are longing
For the One who is not here.