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Title of Hymn: Ivory palaces
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Henry Barraclough (December 14, 1891
to August, 1983)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: John Mason Neale (1818-1866) who translated the words from Latin to English
Name of Composer of Music: Henry Barraclough
Hymn Category: Old Songs
First Line of Hymn: "My Lord has garments so wondrous fine, And myrrh their texture fills"
First Publication Date:
Ivory palaces Lyrics
My Lord has garments so wondrous fine,
And myrrh their texture fills;
Its fragrance reached to this heart of mine
With joy my being thrills.
Out of the ivory palaces,
Into a world of woe,
Only His great eternal love
Made my Savior go.
His life had also its sorrows sore,
For aloes had a part;
And when I think of the cross He bore,
My eyes with teardrops start.
His garments too were in cassia dipped,
With healing in a touch;
Each time my feet in some sin have slipped,
He took me from its clutch.
In garments glorious He will come,
To open wide the door;
And I shall enter my heav'nly home,
To dwell forevermore.