Scripture Verse

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

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

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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.


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.


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.