Our heavenly Father calls,
And Christ invites us near;
With both our friendship shall be sweet,
And our communion dear.5 God pities all our griefs,
He pardons every day;
Almighty to protect my soul,
And wise to guide my way.
How large his bounties are!10 What various stores of good
Diffus'd thro' my Redeemer's hand,
And purchas'd with his blood.
Jesus, my living head,
I bless thy faithful care;15 Mine advocate before the throne,
And my forerunner there.
Here fix, my roving heart,
Here wait my warmest love,
Till the communion be complete20 In nobler scenes above.
This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.