Advent Hymnals

308. WE'VE NO ABIDING CITY HERE

Church Hymnal 1941,

1.
Here 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 everlasting light, 
It shines with everlasting 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 We've No Abiding City Here
Key G Major
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First Line We've no abiding city here
Author Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)
Year 1941
Composer Unknown
Hymnal -
Tune ANDRE
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# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Gospel: Eternal Life
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