The church above forever rings

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1 The Church above forever rings
With praises of the King of kings;
Forever there, on harps divine,
They hymn th' eternal One in Trine;
We here below the strain prolong,
And faintly echo Zion's song.

2 O Lord of lords invisible!
With Thy pure light this temple fill
And hither, when invoked, descend;
Here to Thy people's prayer attend:
Here, in their hearts forevermore,
The Spirit's quick'ning graces pour.

3 Here may the faithful, day by day,
In humble adoration pray;
And here receive from Thy dear love
The blessings of that home above,
Till, loosened from this mortal chain,
Its everlasting joys they gain.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #511

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The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio <em>The Creation</em> (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly as…

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