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Hymn score of: Oh! when the exile views his home - Return unto thy rest, O my Soul (Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Oh! when the exile views his home - Return unto thy rest, O my Soul (Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Return unto thy rest, O my Soul.

1. Oh! when the exile views his home;
  the banished child his father's face;
the traveller, long condemned to roam,
  his native fields, his resting-place;

2. what sweet emotions fill the mind!
  What joy, what blessedness they feel!
My God! these joys are all combined
  when at thy mercy-seat I kneel.

3. Thou art my dwelling-place, my rest,
  my Father, in whose smile I live:
all I desire to make me blessed,
  that smile alone can amply give.

4. No longer now my thoughts I waste
  on earthly things once loved by me:
for sweeter, purer joys I taste,
  my God, in communing with thee.

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 202-203.

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