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517. I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord

1 I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of Thine abode,
The Church our blest Redeemer saved
With His own precious blood.

2 I love Thy Church, O God!
Her walls before Thee stand
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And graven on Thy hand.

3 For her my tears shall fall,
For her my prayers ascend,
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.

4 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.

5 Sure as Thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
The brightest glories earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heaven.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I love Thy kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Living Church: The Church; Love; Opening (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: [I love Thy kingdom, Lord]
Meter: SM
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Aaron Williams, The New Universal Psalmodist, 1770



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