I love thy kingdom
- Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-03-03). Score information: A4, 1 page, 196 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This version is St Thomas
- Editor: Stuart Moffatt (submitted 2022-03-03). Score information: A4, 1 page, 197 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: This version is Huddersfield (SM)
First published: 2021
Description: Being short metre this hymn may be sung to many tunes, including:
Original text and translations
I love thy kingdom, Lord
The house of thine abode,
The church our blest 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 graven on thy hand.
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.