Scripture Verse

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6

Introduction

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Alfred H. Ackley
1887–1960

Words: Al­fred H. Ack­ley, 1911.

Music: Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Bentley D. Ackley
1872–1958

Lyrics

When the night is o’er and the sha­dows past,
And eter­nal dawn dis­pels the gloom of earth­ly care;
In the home of God I shall rest at last,
In the land of Ed­en I shall dwell for­ev­er there.

Refrain

I shall walk the streets of the ci­ty of God
With its tree of life so bright, so fair,
There will be no night—Je­sus is the light,
I shall dwell for­ev­er there.

Tho’ my sky be filled with the clouds of time,
And my soul is bur­dened with fore­bod­ings of des­pair,
Yet, my heart is cheered, for the hope is mine,
If I trust in Je­sus I shall dwell for­ev­er there.

Refrain

How my heart will sing when I see the King,
For there is no so­ve­reign that with Je­sus can com­pare;
So the sac­ri­fice of a life I’ll bring,
And with Him in glo­ry, I shall dwell for­ev­er there.

Refrain