The Puritans certainly had their flaws; but they did have a splendid picture of God’s glory and the subsequent joy of looking to him. Leave it to them to make beautiful, theologically-rich poetry.
This is my heaven on earth,
But I need the force, energy, impulses of thy Spirit
to carry me on the way to my Jerusalem.
Here, it is my duty
to be as Christ in this world
to do what he would do,
to live as he would live,
to walk in love and meekness;
then would he be known,
then would I have peace in death.
An excerpt from “Christ Alone” found in The Valley of Vision, compiled and edited by Arthur Bennett