I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
ST. THOMAS  |  Same-Tune Hymns
Author: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817
Musician: Aaron Williams, 1731-1776

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I love Thy kingdom,
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 heav'nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
Her hymns of love and praise.

Sure as Thy trust shall last,
To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories earth can yield,
And brighter bliss of heav'n.


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