O Paradise! O Paradise! Who doth not crave for rest?

O Paradise! O Paradise! Who doth not crave for rest?

Author: Frederick W. Faber (1862)
Tune: PARADISE (Barnby)
Published in 392 hymnals

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1 O Paradise, O Paradise,
Who doth not crave for rest,
Who would not seek the happy land
Where they that loved are blest?
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

2 O Paradise, O Paradise,
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold?
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

3 O Paradise, O Paradise,
'Tis weary waiting here;
I long to be where Jesus is,
To feel, to see Him near;
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

4 O Paradise, O Paradise,
I want to sin no more,
I want to be as pure on earth
As on Thy spotless shore;
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

5 O Paradise, O Paradise,
I greatly long to see
the special place my dearest Lord
In love prepares for me;
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

6 Lord Jesus, King of Paradise,
O keep me in Thy love,
And guide me to that happy land
Of perfect rest above;
Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Paradise! O Paradise! Who doth not crave for rest?
Author: Frederick W. Faber (1862)
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Where loyal hearts and true stand ever in the light

Notes

O Paradise, O Paradise. F. W. Faber. [Heaven.] First published in his Hymns, 1862, in 7 stanzas of 8 lines, and entitled "Paradise." In 1868 it was included in the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern, with the omission of stanzas iii. and vii., and the addition of the stanza “Lord Jesus, King of Paradise," by the compilers. For some time after the hymn was included in Hymns Ancient & Modern it was very popular, Dr. Dykes's tune therein being the chief cause of its success. Latterly, however, its unreality, and, in its original form, its longing for sudden death, has caused it to be omitted from several of the best collections. The rewritten version, in three stanzas, in Morrell & How's enlarged edition of their Psalms & Hymns, 1864-67, No. 165, is a failure.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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