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Longing for Heaven (Panting for Heaven) 384

Tune: S. M. Brown, 1869
Alto: Miss Minnie Floyd, 1902
Lyrics: Maria DeFleury, 1791
Meter: 8s Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
O when will the period appear,
When I shall unite in your song?
Iím weary of lingering here,
And I to your Savior belong.

Chorus:

Iím fettered and chained up in clay,
I struggle and pant to be free,
I long to be soaring away,
My God and my Savior to see.

Ye angels who stand round the thrown,
And view my Saviorís face,
In your music make Him be known,
And tune your soft harps to His praise.

(Chorus)