How Blest Was That Life Once Lived Upon

How blest was that life once lived upon earth,
The life of the Savior of men!
What joy was their part who learned at His feet,
Who loved and who worshipped Him then!

I know that He liveth, Redeemer and friend,
To bless and to comfort our way;
I know the glad song of the heavenly throng-
He liveth, He liveth today!

The friend of our need, the hope of the world,
Abides with us still as of old;
When wandering far in sorrow and sin,
He leadeth us home to the fold. [Refrain]

O Lord of the sea, who once walked abroad
On treacherous waves of the tide,
We know that Thy strong and pitying arms,
Our wavering footsteps still guide. [Refrain]

Thou art not afar, in regions unknown:
Our faith reacheth up unto Thee;
And still, through the mists of ages long past,
The Savior of sinners doth see. [Refrain]