From the Masonic Manual compiled and arranged by Robert Macoy:
As, when the weary trav'ler gains
The height of some commanding hill,
His heart revives, if o'er the plains
He seees his home, though distant still.
So, when the christian pilgrim views
By faith his mansion in the skies,
The sight his fainting strength renews,
And wings his speed to reach the prize.
The hope of heaven his spirit cheers;
No more he grieves for sorrows past;
Nor any future conflict fear,
So he may safe arrive at last.
O Lord, on thee our hopes we stay,
To lead us on to thine abode;
Assur'd thy love will far o'erpay
The hardest labors of the road.