"Lord of the Worlds Above"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.337

	1. Lord of the worlds above,
	How pleasant and how fair
	The dwellings of Thy love,
	Thine earthly temples are!
	To Thine abode
	My heart aspires
	With warm desires
	To see my God.
	2. The sparrow, for her young,
	With pleasure seeks her nest,
	And wandering swallows long
	To find their wonted rest.
	My spirit faints
	With equal zeal
	To rise and dwell
	Among Thy saints.
	3. Oh, happy souls who pray
	Where God appoints to hear!
	Oh, happy men who pay
	Their constant service there!
	They praise Thee still;
	And happy they
	Who love the way
	To Zion's hill.
	4. They go from strength to strength
	Through this dark vale of tears
	Till each arrives at length,
	Till each in heaven appears,
	Oh, glorious seat
	When God, our King,
	Shall thither bring
	Our willing feet!

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #480 Text: Ps. 84 Author: Isaac Watts, 1719, cento Composer: John Darwall, 1770 Tune: "Darwall's 148th"
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