Hymnal: The Minstrel of Zion #187 (1845) Hymnal Title: The Minstrel of Zion First Line: Oh that I could for ever dwell Lyrics: 1 Oh that I could for ever dwell
With Mary at the Saviour's feet;
And view the form I love so well,
And all his tender words repeat,
And all his tender words repeat.
2 The world shut out from all my soul,
And heaven brought in with all its bliss;
Oh, is there ought from pole to pole,
One moment to compare with this?
3 This is the hidden life and prize,
A life of penitential love,
When most my follies I despise,
And raise my highest thoughts above.
4 Thus would I live, till nature fail,
And all my former sins forsake;
Then rise to God within the veil,
And of eternal joys partake. Tune Title: COMMUNION