50b. Dwelling with God

1 The earth forever is the Lord's
With Adam's numerous race;
He rais'd its arches o'er the floods,
And built it on the seas.

2 But who among the sons of men
May visit thine abode?
He that has hands from mischief clean,
Whose heart is right with God.

3 This is the man may rise and take
The blessings of his grace;
This is the lot of those that seek
The God of Jacob's face.

4 Now let our souls' immortal powers,
To meet the Lord prepare,
Lift up their everlasting doors,
The king of glory's near.

5 The king of glory! Who can tell
The wonders of his might?
He rules the nations; but to dwell
With saints is his delight.

Text Information
First Line: The earth forever is the Lord's
Title: Dwelling with God
Meter: Common Metre
Language: English
Publication Date: 1786
Topic: Ascension of Christ; Christ: His ascension; Christian Qualifications (6 more...)
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