E. M. Grimes


“UPHELD by hope,” a glorious hope,

As days and years roll by;

The coming of our Lord and King

Is surely drawing nigh.


“Upheld by hope,” all toil is sweet,

With this glad thought in view,

The Master may appear tonight

To call His servants true.


“Upheld by hope,” that wondrous hope,

That I shall see His face,

And to His likeness be conformed

When I have run the race.


“Upheld by hope,” in darkest days

Faith can the light descry

The deepening glory in the East

Proclaims deliverance nigh.


“Upheld by hope,” “Beloved one,”

I hear the Bridegroom say,

“Awake, arise! go forth to meet

My chariot on its way.”


“Upheld by hope,” how glad the heart,

My soul is on the wing,

E’en now His hand is on the door,

He comes, my glorious King.


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