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Hymn: We've no abiding city here (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: We've no abiding city here

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 355, click to see hymnal pages


WE'VE no abiding city here,

This may distress the worldling's mind:

But should not cost the saint a tear,

Who hopes a better rest to find.

We've no abiding city here,

Sad truth, were this to be our home:

But let this thought our spirits cheer,

We seek a city yet to come.

We've no abiding city here,

Then let us live as pilgrims do;

Let not the world our rest appear,

But let us haste from all below.

We've no abiding city here,

We seek a city out of sight:

Zion its name-we'll soon be there,

It shines with everlasting light.

Zion!-Jehovah is her strength!

Secure she smiles at all her foes:

And weary travellers at length

Within her sacred walls repose.

O sweet abode of peace and love,

Where pilgrims freed from toil are blest;

Had I the pinions of the dove,

I'd fly to thee, and be at rest.

But hush, my soul, nor dare repine!

The time my God appoints is best:

While here to do his will be mine;

And His to fix my time of rest.