462. I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

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

2 I love Thy church, O God.
Her walls before Thee stand,
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And written on Thy hand.

3 Should I with scoffers join
Her altars to abuse?
No! Better far my tongue were dumb,
My hand its skill should lose.

4 For her my tears shall fall,
For her my prayers ascend,
To her my cares and toils be given
Till toils and cares shall end.

5 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.

6 Jesus, Thou Friend Divine,
Our Savior and our King,
Thy hand from every snare and foe
Shall great deliverance bring.

7 Sure as Thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
The brightest glories earth can yield
And brighter bliss of heaven.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I love Thy kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight (1800, ab., alt.)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
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Tune Information
Name: ST. THOMAS
Composer: Aaron Williams (1770)
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major



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