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