409. 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.

Text Information
First Line: I love thy kingdom, Lord
Title: I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
Author: Timothy Dwight (1801)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: SM
Scripture: Deuteronomy 32:10; Psalm 17:8; Proverbs 7:2; Psalm 137:5; Isaiah 49:16
Topic: Church: Militant
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. THOMAS
Meter: SM
Key: F Major
Source: Aaron Williams' Psalmody (1770) (Adapted from melody in)



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