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330b. Lord of the worlds above

Lord of the worlds above,
How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of thy love,
Thine earthly temples are;
To thine abode my heart aspires,
With warm desires, to see my God.

The sparrow for her young,
With pleasure seeks her nest;
And wandering swallows long
To find their wonted rest;
My spirit faints with equal zeal,
To rise and dwell among thy saints.

O happy souls, that pray
Where God appoints to hear!
O happy men, that pay
Their constant service there!
They praise thee still; and happy they,
That love the way to Zion's hill.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of the worlds above
Title: Lord of the worlds above
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: H.M. 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Billings
Meter: H.M. 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8

MIDI file: Amherst.midi
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