Fair beyond telling,
Lord, is Thy dwelling,
Filled with Thy peace.
Oh how I languish
And, in my anguish,
Wait for release
That I may enter Thy temple, O Lord,
With Thee communing in deepest accord.
With Thy compassion,
Lord of Salvation,
Naught can compare.
Even the sparrow
Safe from the arrow
Rests in Thy care.
And as Thou shieldest the bird in its nest,
So let my heart in Thy temple find rest.
Years full of splendors,
Which to offenders
Earth may afford,
Never can measure
One day of pleasure
Found with Thee, Lord,
When on the wings of Thy quickening word
Souls are uplifted and Thou art adored.
Quicken in spirit,
Grow in Thy merit
Shall now Thy friends.
Blessings in showers
Filled with Thy powers
On them descends
Until at home in the city of gold
All shall in wonder Thy presence behold.
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|American Lutheran Hymnal #23||Fair Beyond Telling||Fair beyond telling||GETHER||J. C. Aaberg; N. F. S. Grundtvig||5 5 4 5 5 4 10 10||1930||Invitation ||
|Hymnal for Church and Home #18||Fair Beyond Telling||Fair beyond telling, Lord||[Fair beyond telling, Lord]||N. F. S. Grundtvig||5, 5, 4, 5, 5, 4, 10, 10.||1927||Opening Hymns ||
|Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #18||Fair Beyond Telling||Fair beyond telling, Lord||N. F. S. Grundtvig||5, 5, 4, 5, 5, 4, 10, 10.||1928||Opening Hymns ||
|Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark #90||Fair beyond telling||Fair beyond telling||Nikolai Frederick Severin Grundtvig, 1783-1872; J. C. Aaberg||5,5,4,5,5,4,10,10||1945|