FOREVER WITH THE LORD
Scripture: I Thessalonians 4:17
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 1: “Forever with the Lord!” Amen, so let it be! Life from His death is in that word ‘Tis immortality Here in the body pent, Absent from Him I roam. Yet nightly pitch my moving tent A day’s march nearer home.
Verse 2: My Father’s house on high, Home of my soul, how near At times, to faith’s foreseeing eye, Your golden gates appear! Ah! then my spirit faints To reach the land I love, The bright inheritance of saints, Jerusalem above.
Verse 3: “Forever with the Lord!” Forever in His will, The promise of that faithful word, Lord, here in me fulfill. With You at my right hand, Then I shall never fail, Uphold me, Lord, and I shall stand; Thru grace I will prevail.
Verse 4: So when my latest breath Breaks thru the veil of pain, By death I shall escape from death, And life eternal gain. That resurrection word, That shout of victory: Once more, “Forever with the Lord!” Amen, so let it be!