589. For Those We Love Within the Veil

1 For those we love within the veil,
who once were comrades of our way,
we thank thee, Lord; for they have won
to cloudless day.

2 Free from the fret of mortal years,
and knowing now thy perfect will,
with quickened sense and heightened joy
they serve thee still.

3 O fuller, sweeter is that life,
and larger, ampler is the air:
eye cannot see nor heart conceive
the glory there;

4 nor know to what high purpose thou
dost yet employ their ripened powers,
nor how at Thy behest they touch
this life of ours.

5 And life for them is life indeed,
the splendid goal of earth’s strait race;
and where no shadows intervene
they see thy face.

Text Information
First Line: For those we love within the veil
Title: For Those We Love Within the Veil
Author: William Charter Piggott (1931)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 8.8.8.4
Scripture: Isaiah 64:4; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 2 Timothy 4:7
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: RIPPONDEN
Composer: Norman Cocker (1951)
Meter: 8.8.8.4
Key: D Major
Copyright: Used by permission of Oxford University Press



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