Tune: L. C. Everett, 1860
Lyrics: Isaac Watts (1st, 2nd, & 4th Verses); Stewart Carver, 1958 (3rd Verse); Church Psalmody, 1831 (5th Verse)
Meter: Common Meter (8,6,8,6)
I love to see the Lord below,
His church displays His grace;
But upper worlds His glory know,
And view Him face to face.
I love to worship at His feet,
Though sin annoy me there;
But saints exalted near His seat
Have no assaults to fear.
I love to sing the song of grace
In concert with His saints,
But all the songs we sing below
Cannot extol His praise.
I love to meet Him in the courts,
And taste His heav'nly love;
But still His visits seem too short,
Or I too soon remove.
O Lord, I love Thy service now;
Thy church displays Thy pow'r;
But soon in heav'n I'll to Thee bow,
And praise Thee evermore.