172. The Heavenly Kingdom

1 The beautiful heavenly kingdom
Where Christ is the light of the day,
We fain would behold when he calls us
To walk in the bright shining way.
For Jesus is waiting to bless us,
He calls us in accents of love,
And there in the beautiful kingdom,
We’d praise him forever above.

The beautiful heavenly kingdom,
That glorious kingdom of heav’n,
’Tis there we would dwell with our Savior,
With all our transgressions forgiven.

2 He knows when we love him and serve him,
And guards us and guides us each day,
And notes when we sadly deny him,
And grieves when our hearts go astray.
He follows us where we may wander,
And bids us come home to the fold,
Nor stray amid sin and temptation,
On mountains, so dreary and cold. [Refrain]

3 The beautiful heavenly kingdom,
That country, so near yet so far,
Where we shall behold in his beauty,
Our Savior, heaven’s radiant star.
Return and rejoice, ye who wander,
Oh! come to his shelter and rest,
Till safe in the heavenly kingdom,
To joy in the realms of the blest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The beautiful heavenly kingdom
Title: The Heavenly Kingdom
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: The beautiful heavenly kingdom
Publication Date: 1893
Tune Information
Name: [The beautiful heavenly kingdom]
Composer: U. S. Amstutz


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