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Forever with the Lord Lyrics and Music

The lovely words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with ""Forever with the Lord!" Amen, so let it be" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Forever with the Lord" hymn were written by its Scottish author James Montgomery. The author of the hymn, James Montgomery, was born on November 4, 1771 and died on April 30, 1854. The invigorating music that accompanies the "Forever with the Lord" song of praise was composed by Franklin Lawrence Sheppard.  The composer of the music to the "Forever with the Lord" hymn, Franklin Lawrence Sheppard, was born on August 7, 1852 and died on February 15, 1930. We have placed "Forever with the Lord" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

Forever with the Lord Hymn
Title: Forever with the Lord *** Name of Composer: Franklin Lawrence Sheppard *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: James Montgomery *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Forever with the Lord" lyrics, James Montgomery (November 4, 1771-April 30, 1854), was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland and achieved fame as a poet, advocacy of foreign missions and the Bible Society and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Forever with the Lord", Franklin Lawrence Sheppard (August 7, 1852-February 15, 1930), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a Presbyterian composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Forever with the Lord
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): James Montgomery (November 4, 1771 to April 30, 1854)
Nationality of Author: Scottish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Franklin Lawrence Sheppard (August 7, 1852 to February 15, 1930)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: ""Forever with the Lord!" Amen, so let it be"
First Publication Date: 1835


Forever with the Lord Lyrics

Forever with the Lord!
Amen, so let it be!
Life from His death is in that word
'Tis immortality.
Here in the body pent,
Absent from Him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home

My Father's house on high,
Home of my soul, how near
At times to faith's foreseeing eye
Thy golden gates appear!
Ah! then my spirit faints
To reach the land I love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above.

"Forever with the Lord!"
Forever in His will,
The promise of that faithful word,
Lord, here in me fulfill.
With You at my right hand,
Then I shall never fail;
Uphold me, Lord, and I shall stand,
Through grace I will prevail.

So when my latest breath
Breaks through the veil of pain,
By death I shall escape from death,
And life eternal gain.
That resurrection word,
That shout of victory:
Once more, "Forever with the Lord!"
Amen, so let it be!

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