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(D.S.M.)

Isaac Baker Woodbury, 1819 - 58.
Harmonized by Sullivan

1 For ever with the Lord!   2 My father’s house on high,
    Amen; so let it be:       Home of my soul, how near
  Life from the dead is in that word,     At times, to faith’s foreseeing eye,
    ’Tis immortality.       The golden gates appear!
  Here in the body pent,     Here in the body pent,
    Absent from Him I roam,       Absent from Him I roam,
  Yet nightly pitch my moving tent     Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
    A day’s march nearer home.       A day’s march nearer home.
             
3 For ever with the Lord!   4 So when my latest breath
    Father, if ’tis Thy will,       Shall rend the veil in twain,
  The promise of that faithful word     By death I shall escape from death
    Even here to me fulfil.       And life eternal gain.
  Here in the body pent,     Here in the body pent,
    Absent from Him I roam,       Absent from Him I roam,
  Yet nightly pitch my moving tent     Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
    A day’s march nearer home.       A day’s march nearer home.

James Montgomery, 1771 - 1854.

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