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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.



My Father's house on high,
Home of my soul! how near,
At times, to faith's foreseeing eye,
Thy golden gates appear!

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.



Ah! then my spirit faints
To reach the land I love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above!

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
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 fulfil.

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.



Be thou at my right hand,
Then can I never fail;
Uphold thou me, and I shall stand,
Fight, and I must prevail.

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
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.

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.



Knowing as I am known,
How shall I love that word,
And oft repeat before the throne,
"For ever with the Lord!"

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.



---Alternative verses---


My thirsty spirit faints
To reach the land I love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above!

Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.


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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.) and refra
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs: 1 Th 4:17;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1981# 48
      MUSIC
      Name: WOODBURY (NEARER HOME)
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 D (D.S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1852,1874
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