135. I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

1 I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of Thine abode,
The Church our blessed 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 graven on Thy hand.

3 For her my tears shall fall;
For her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be giv'n,
Till toils and cares shall end.

4 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav'nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.

5 Sure as Thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heav'n.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I love Thy kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Church: Fellowship and Unity; Church: Militant & Trumphant
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [I love Thy kingdom, Lord]
Composer: Aaron Williams
Key: F Major



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