O Dwell With Me

The world is but a fleeting dream

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [The world is but a fleeting dream]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The world is but a fleeting dream,
A passing cloud, a meteor beam;
Its brightest joys like shadows glide,
And leave my heart unsatisfied.

O dwell with me, Thou heavenly Guest,
In whom alone is perfect rest;
O dwell with me; no love like Thine
Can fill this longing heart of mine.

2 The hopes of earth are born to die,
’Tis Heaven alone can satisfy,
I long to see that home above,
Celestial city that I love. [Refrain]

3 When friendships fail and all seems dark,
The God of Heav’n will steer my bark;
In His own time I’ll reach the shore,
And dwell with Him forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13753

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: The world is but a fleeting dream
Title: O Dwell With Me
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O dwell with me, thou heavenly Guest
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13753
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