This World is a Wilderness Wide (words only)
This world is a wilderness wide -
I have nothing to seek or to choose;
I've no tho’t in the waste to abide
I've naught to regret or to lose.
The path where my Savior is gone
Has led up to His Father and God
To the place where He's now on the throne,
And His strength shall be mine on the road.
With Him shall my rest be on high,
When in holiness bright I sit down -
In the joy of His love ever nigh -
In the peace that His presence shall crown.
‘Tis the treasure I've found in His love
That has made me a pilgrim below;
And ‘tis there, when I reach Him above,
As I'm known, all His fullness I'll know.
And Savior, ‘tis Thou from on high
I await till the time Thou shalt come
To take Him Thou hast led by Thine eye,
To Thyself, in Thy heavenly home.
J. N. Darby