My soul longeth…for the courts of the Lord.@Psalm 84:2

S. J. Smucker, in the Church and Sunday School Hymnal (Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Mennonite Publishing House, 1902), number 59 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I’ve read of a world of beauty
Where there is no gloomy night,
While love is the mainspring of duty,
And God is the fountain of light.

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I long, I long, I long to be there;
I long, I long, I long to be there.

I’ve read of its flowing river,
That bursts from beneath the throne,
And beautiful trees that ever
Are found on its banks alone.

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I long for that world of light,
To breathe in its balmy air,
To walk with the Lamb in white,
And sing with the angels there.

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