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For ever with the Lord Amen so let it be




"For ever with the Lord!"
Amen; so let it be;
life from the dead is in that word,
'tis immortality.
Here in the body pent,
absent from him I roam,
yet nightly pitch my moving tent
a day's march nearer home.

Nearer home,
Nearer home,
a day's march nearer home.



My Father's house on high,
home of the soul, how near!
At times to faith's foreseeing eye
thy golden gates appear!
Ah! then my spirit faints,
to reach the land I love,
the bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above.

Nearer home,
Nearer home,
a day's march nearer home.



"For ever with the Lord!"
Father, if 'tis thy will,
the promise of that faithful word
even here to me fulfill.
Be thou at my right hand,
then can I never fail;
uphold thou me, and I shall stand,
fight, and I must prevail.

Nearer home,
Nearer home,
a day's march nearer home.



So when my latest breath
shall rend the veil in twain,
by death I shall escape from death,
and life eternal gain.
Knowing as I am known,
how shall I love that word,
and oft repeat before the throne,
"For ever with the Lord!"

Nearer home,
Nearer home,
a day's march nearer home.


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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 D (D.S.M.) and refrain
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1835
      Bible Refs: 1 Th 4:17;
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      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      # 917
      MUSIC
      Name: WOODBURY (NEARER HOME)
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 D (D.S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1852,1874
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