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651. I Love Your Kingdom, Lord

1 I love Your kingdom, Lord,
The house of Your abode,
The Church our blest Redeemer saved
With His own precious blood.

2 Beyond my highest joy
I prize its heav'nly ways,
Its sweet communion, solemn vows,
Its hymns of love and praise.

3 I love Your church, O God,
Your saints in ev'ry land,
Dear as the apple of Your eye,
And graven on Your hand.

4 For them my tears shall fall;
For them my prayers ascend;
For them my cares and toils be giv'n,
Till toils and cares shall end.

5 Sure as Your truth shall last,
To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories earth can yield
And brighter bliss of heav'n.

Text Information
First Line: I love Your kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Your Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: Psalm 26:8; Colossians 3:15-16; Ephesians 6:18; Isaiah 30:19
Topic: House of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Aaron williams, 1731-76
Meter: S M
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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