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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