I Love Your Kingdom, Lord
By: Timothy Dwight

I love your kingdom, Lord,
The place of your abode;
The Church our blest Redeemer saved
With his own precious blood.

I love your Church, O God!
Its walls before you stand,
Dear as the apple of your eye
And graven on your hand.

Beyond my highest joy
I prize its heavenly ways,
Its sweet communion, solemn vows,
Its hymns of love and praise.

Sure as your truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
The brightest glories earth can yield
And brighter bliss of heaven.

Hymn # 296 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Aaron Williams
Tune: St. Thomas
1st Published in: 1800