Redeemed Hymn 49 – Pleasant Are Thy Courts Above

“How amiable are thy Tabernacle. O LORD of hosts” Psalm 84:1

1 Pleasant are Thy court above

In the land of light and love,

Pleasant are Thy courts below

In this land of sin and woe

O, my spirit longs and faints

For the converse of Thy saint

For the brightness of Thy face.

For Thy fullness, God of grace!

2 Happy birds that sing and fly

Round Thy altars, O Most High!

Happier souls that find a rest

In a heavenly Father’s breast!

Like the wandering dove that found

No repose on earth around

They can to their ark repair:

And enjoy it ever there.

3 Happy souls! Their praises flow

Even in this vale of woe,

Waters in the dessert rise,

Manna feeds them from the skies,

On they go from strength to strength,

Till they reach Thy throne at length:

At thy feet adoring fall;

Who hast led them safe through all.

4 Lord, be mine this prize to win:

Guide me through a world of sin:

Keep me by thy saving grace;

Give me at thy side a place

Sun and shield alike thou art

Guide and guard me erring hear

Grace and glory flow from thee:

Shower, oh shower them, Lord on me!

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