1. I love thy kingdom, Lord,
    the house of thine abode,
    the church our blest Redeemer saved
    with his own precious blood.
  2. I love thy church, O God!
    Her walls before thee stand
    dear as the apple of thine eye,
    and graven on thy hand.
  3. Beyond my highest joy
    I prize her heavenly ways,
    her sweet communion, solemn vows,
    her hymns of love and praise.
  4. Sure as thy truth shall last,
    to Zion shall be given
    the brightest glories earth can yield,
    and brighter bliss of heaven.