In Thy Presence

  From the darkness and the perils
    Of a world by Satan swayed
  Peace we find in God’s own presence,
    Where our minds on Him are stayed;
  Leaving thoughts that once distressed us,
    Holy themes our tongues employ;
  Grace and truth are known in Jesus,
    By Whose blood we are brought nigh.

  Gone the heaviness and mourning,
    Now the Unction from on high,
  With our Saviour’s peerless glories
    Fills our souls with deepening joy;
  Thence ascending sweetest incense,
    Fragrant offerings to His praise,
  Joyful in His presence, bless we
    God our Father for His grace.

  Loved with love none e’er can measure.
    As the Father loves the Son,
  We respond from hearts that treasure
    Wonders love Divine has done;
  And the Saviour comes to take us
    To the Home prepared above,
  Where, in presence of His radiance,
  Song outflows inspired by love.