There is a habitation, built by the living God

There is a habitation, built by the living God

Author: Love H. Jameson
Published in 40 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There is a habitation,
Built by the living God,
For all of ev'ry nation,
Who seek that grand abode.

O Sion, Sion,
I long thy gates to see:
O Sion, Sion,
When shall I dwell in thee?

2 A city with foundations,
Firm as th' eternal throne,
Nor wars, nor desolations
Shall ever move a stone. [Chorus]

3 No night is there, no sorrow,
No death, and no decay;
No yesterday, no morrow,--
But one eternal day. [Chorus]

4 Within its pearly portals,
Angelic armies sing,
With glorified immortals,
The praises of its King. [Chorus]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #35

Author: Love H. Jameson

Born: April 17, 1811, Jefferson County, Indiana. Died: April 12, 1892, Indianapolis, Indiana. Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana. Love Humphreys Jameson was born in Jefferson County in what was then the Territory of Indiana on May 17, 1811, the son of Thomas Jameson. Thomas had moved from Virginia to Kentucky around 1800 and later to the Indiana Territory in 1810 or early 1811. Thomas’s parents were members of the Calvinistic Kirk of Scotland and his wife’s parents held the views of the Church of England, but the family became Christians in 1816 with Love’s father and mother being baptized by John McClung, a young associate of Barton Warren Stone. Love, whose education was attended with all the difficulties ass… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a habitation, built by the living God
Author: Love H. Jameson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Zion, Zion, I long thy gates to see
Copyright: Public Domain



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