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5388. O That I Could for Ever Dwell

1. O that I could for ever dwell,
Delighted, at the Savior’s feet,
Behold the form I love so well,
And all His tender words repeat.

2. The world shut out from all my soul,
And Heav’n brought in with all its bliss—
O is there aught from pole to pole,
One moment to compare to this!

3. This is the hidden life I prize—
A life of penitential love;
When most my follies I despise,
And raise my highest thoughts above.

4. Thus would I live till nature fail,
And all my former sins forsake;
Then rise to God within the veil,
And of eternal joys partake.

Text Information
First Line: O that I could for ever dwell
Title: O That I Could for Ever Dwell
Author: Elizabeth H. Reed (1842)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Hymn Book, 1842
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Incipit: 55365 17671 76536
Key: D Major
Source: Harmonia Sacra, 12th edition, 1867
Copyright: Public Domain

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