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LOVE TO THE CHURCH




I love Thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of Thine abode,
The church our blessed Redeemer saved
With His own precious blood.


I love Thy church, O God.
Her walls before Thee stand,
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And written on Thy hand.


If eer to bless Thy sons
My voice or hands deny,
These hands let useful skills forsake,
This voice in silence die.


If e'er my heart forget
Her welfare, or her woe,
Let every joy this heart forsake,
And every grief o'erftow.


Should I with scoffers join
Her altars to abuse?
No! Better far my tongue were dumb,
My hand its skill should lose.


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.


Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.


Jesus, Thou Friend divine,
Our Saviour and our King,
Thy hand from every snare and foe
Shall great deliverance bring.


Sure as Thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
The brightest glories earth can yield
And brighter bliss of Heaven.


---Alternative verses---


I love Thy church, O God.
Her walls before Thee stand,
Dear as the apple of Thine eye,
And graven on Thy hand.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1800
      Bible Refs: Ps 26:8; Ps 137:5-6;
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. THOMAS
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1770
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 D (D.S.M.)
        6 6 8 6 (S.M.)

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