O Paradise! O Paradise!   1 comment

Above:  Diocesan Confirmation, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/DiocesanConfirmation03#5736962718221610242)

Words (1862) by Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnal (1935), of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ

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1.  O Paradise, O Paradise,

Who doth not crave for rest?

Who would not seek the happy land

Where they that love are blest?

Chorus

Where loyal hearts and true

Stand ever in the light,

All rapture, thro’ and thro’,

In God’s most holy sight.

2.  O Paradise, O Paradise,

‘Tis weary waiting here;

I long to be where Jesus is,

To feel, to see him near;

Chorus

3.  O Paradise, O Paradise,

I want to sin no more,

I want be as pure on earth

As on thy spotless shore;

Chorus

4.  O Paradise, O Paradise,

I greatly long to see

The special place my dearest Lord

Is destining for me,

Chorus

5.  Lord Jesus, King of Paradise,

Oh, keep me in thy love,

And guide me to that happy land

Of perfect rest above;

Chorus

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  1. Pingback: Frederick William Faber « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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