Advent Hymnals

925. NO ABIDING CITY HERE

Christ in Song,

1.
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 seek a city yet to come.

2.
We've no abiding city here,
We seek a city out of sight;
Zion its name, the Lord is there,
It shines with ever lasting light,
It shines with ever lasting light.

3.
O sweet abode of peace and love,
Where pilgrims freed from toil, are blest!
Had I the pinions of a dove,
I'd fly to thee, and be at rest,
I'd fly to thee, and be at rest.

4.
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,
And his to fix my time of rest.

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Title No Abiding City Here
Key G Major
Titles undefined
First Line We've no abiding city here
Author Thomas Kelly
Year 1908
Composer Unknown
Hymnal -
Tune ANDRE
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: City of God
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