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I Long to Be with Jesus

Full Text

1 Far beyond the azure heavens
Dwells the Holy One supreme;
I draw near Him in my visions,
And behold Him in my dreams.

How I long to be with Jesus,
How I long with Him to rest!
Oh! the comfort in His presence,
Leaning on His peaceful breast.

2 Oh! the wonders of His glory,
How they thrill a feeble soul!
Mortal hearts o'erflow with rapture,
'Tis a joy beyond control. [Refrain]

3 Joys will last always in heaven,
Such rejoicing will not end;
Some glad day we'll be invited
By the angels to attend. [Refrain]

4 When the nations all have gathered
In one band around the throne,
They will glorify Jehovah,
And He'll sanctify His own. [Refrain]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #7

Author: Thomas R. Sweatmon

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Text Information

First Line: Far beyond the azure heavens
Title: I Long to Be with Jesus
Author: Thomas R. Sweatmon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: How I long to be with Jesus
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.