O Jesus Who Art Gone Before

O, Jesus, who art gone before
To Thy blest realms of light,
Oh, thither may our spirits soar,
And wing their upward flight.

Make us to those delights aspire,
Which spring from love to Thee,
Which pass the carnal heart’s desire,
Which faith alone can see;

To guide us to Thy glories, Lord,
To lift us to the sky,
Oh, may Thy Holy Ghost be poured
Upon us from on high!

Praise to the Father and the Son,
Who dwells aloft in heaven;
And to the Spirit, Three in One,
Let equal praise be given.