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Composed for “Church Hymns with Tunes”, S.P.C.K., 1874.

1 Oh Paradise! Oh Paradise!   2 Oh Paradise! Oh Paradise!
    Who doth not crave for rest?       The world is growing old;
  Who would not seek the happy land     Who would not be at rest and free,
    Where they that loved are blest?       Where love is never cold?
      Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through
In God's most holy sight.
        Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through
In God's most holy sight.
             
             
             
             
3 Oh Paradise! Oh Paradise!   4 Oh Paradise! Oh Paradise!
    'Tis weary waiting here;       We long to sin no more;
  We long to be where Jesus is,     We long to be as pure on earth
    To feel, to see him near;       As on thy spotless shore;
      Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through
In God's most holy sight.
        Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through
In God's most holy sight.
             
5 Oh Paradise! Oh Paradise!   6 Lord Jesus, King of Paradise,
    We shall not wait for long;       Oh, keep us in Thy love,
  E'en now the loving ear may catch     And guide us to that happy land
    Faint fragments of thy song;       Of perfect rest above:
      Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through
In God's most holy sight.
        Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through
In God's most holy sight.

Frederick William Faber, 1814-63

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