123t THE DYING CHRISTIAN
Ye objects of sense and enjoyments of time,
Which oft have delighted my heart.
I soon shall exhcange you for views more sublime,
For joys that shall never depart.
Thou lord of the day, and thou, queen of the night
To me ye no longer are known;
I soon shall behold, with increasing delight
A sun that shall never go down.
Ye mountains and valleys, groves, rivers and plains,
Thou earth and thou ocean, adieu;
More permanent regions where righteousness reigns,
Present their bright hills to my view.