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LONGING FOR HEAVEN




How blessed the shining forms above,
Who dwell so near their God;
They ever taste his richest love,
Nor fear his lifted rod.


Thus freed from every toil and care,
Fain would we leave our clay;
Some friendly seraph, come and bear,
Our lingering souls away.


When shall we reach the blissful shore,
Lord, call thy prisoners home;
Our hearts and joys are gone before,
Come death, and Jesus, come.


But why impatient of delay,
So eager to be gone?
Our God commands a longer stay,
His sovereign will be done.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1818
      Bible Refs: 2 Co 5:1; Phil 1:23; Rev 22:20;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1818# 819
      MUSIC
      Name: ARLINGTON
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1762,1784
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