#598, Common Meter

Sung to tune of Cleansing Fountain in B.F. White Sacred Harp Cooper Revision (382)

1) There is a house not made with hands

Eternal and on high:

And here my spirit waiting stands,

Till God shall bid it fly.

3) ‘Tis he, by his almighty grace

That forms thee fit for heaven:

And as an earnest of the place

Has his own Spirit given.

5) “Tis pleasant to believe thy grace,

But we had rather see:

We would be absent from the flesh,

And present Lord, with thee.

From Lloyd, Benjamin, The Primitive Hymns, Rocky Mount, North Carolina: The Primitive Hymns Corporation, 1975.

Published: 17 August 2010
© 2010 Laurie Kay Sommers and Southern Spaces

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