399. Oh, that I could forever dwell

1 Oh, that I could forever dwell,
Delighted at the Saviour’s feet;
Behold the form I love so well,
And all His tender words repeat!

2 The world shut out from all my soul,
And heaven brought in with all its bliss,
Oh! is there aught, from pole to pole,
One moment to compare with this?

3 This is the hidden life I prize--
A life of penitential love;
When most my follies I despise,
And raise my highest thoughts above;

4 When all I am I clearly see,
And freely own with deepest shame;
When the Redeemer's love to me
Kindles within a deathless flame.

5 Thus would I live till nature fail,
And all my former sins forsake;
Then rise to God within the veil,
And of eternal joys partake.

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First Line: Oh, that I could forever dwell
Language: English
Publication Date: 1870
Topic: Blessedness: of piety; Christians: their life and experience; Communion: With Christ (4 more...)
Notes: Author from index: Reed
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