How happy every child of grace
Who knows his sins forgiven!
This earth, he cries, is not my place,
I seek my place in heaven:
A country far from mortal sight;
Yet, O! By faith I see
The land of rest, the saints’ delight,
The heaven prepar’d for me.
Tune Title: ALIDAFirst Line: Sov’reign of Heaven, Thine empire spreadsComposer: D. B. ThompsonMeter: CMDKey: C MajorSource: Joyful Wing by John R. Sweney and William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia: John J. Hood, 1889)