725. I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

1 I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The place 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: I love Thy kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight (1800)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Scripture: Psalm 137:5-6
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Love_Thy_Kingdom_Lord); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (7)
Tune Information
Name: ST. THOMAS (WILLIAMS)
Composer: Aaron Williams (1770)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Key: G Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Love_Thy_Kingdom_Lord); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (7)



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