109. O that I could forever dwell

1 O that I could forever dwell
Delighted at my Saviour'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 heaven brought in with all its bliss,
O, is there aught, from pole to pole,
One moment to compare with 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 When all I am I clearly see,
And freely own, with deepest shame;
When the Redeemer's love to me
Kindles within a deathless flame.

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

Text Information
First Line: O that I could forever dwell
Author: Andrew Reed
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Worship: Adoration of Christ
Tune Information
Name: MIGDOL
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L.M.
Key: A Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #301, 336, or 215.



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