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533. I Love Your Kingdom, Lord

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1 I love your kingdom, Lord,
The place of your abode,
The Church our blest Redeemer saved
With his own precious blood.

2 Beyond my highest joy
I prize its heav'nly ways,
Its sweet communion, solemn vows,
Its hymns of love and praise.

3 I love your Church, O God,
Your saints in ev'ry land,
Dear as the apple of your eye
And graven on your hand.

4 For them my tears shall fall;
For them my prayers ascend;
For them my cares and toils be giv'n
Till toils and cares shall end.

5 Sure as your truth shall last,
To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories earth can yield
And brighter bliss of heav'n.

Text Information
First Line: I love your kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Your Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817 (abr., alt.)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Church
Tune Information
Name: ST. THOMAS
Composer: Aaron Williams, 1731-76
Meter: SM
Key: F Major
Notes: Alternate settings: 1, 238



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