To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.@Revelation 2:7
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Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

Frederick W. Faber, Hymns 1862; last stanza by the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Paradise (Dykes) John B. Dykes, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

O paradise! O paradise!
Who doth not crave for rest?
Who would not seek the happy land
Where they that loved are blest.

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Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light.
All rapture through and through,
In God’s most holy sight?

O paradise! O paradise!
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold.

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O paradise! O paradise!
Wherefore doth death delay,
Bright death, that is the welcome dawn
Of our eternal day?

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O paradise! O paradise!
’Tis weary waiting here;
I long to be where Jesus is,
To feel, to see Him near.

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O paradise! O paradise!
I want to sin no more,
I want to be as pure on earth
As on thy spotless shore.

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O paradise! O paradise!
I greatly long to see
The special place my dearest Lord
In love prepares for me.

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O paradise! O paradise!
I feel ’twill not be long;
Patience! I almost think I hear
Faint fragments of thy song.

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Lord Jesu, King of paradise,
O keep me in Thy love,
And guide me to that happy land
Of perfect rest above.

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