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Ivory Palaces

Words by Henry Barraclough (1891-1983), 1915
Tune: MONTREAT by Henry Barraclough (1891-1983), 1915
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 6/4
Meter: with Refrain
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1. 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.
Refrain: Out of the ivory palaces, Into a world of woe, Only His great eternal love Made my Savior go.
2. 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.
3. His garments, too, were in cassia dipped, With healing in a touch; In paths of sin had my feet e’er slipped— He’s saved me from its clutch.
4. In garments glorious He will come, To open wide the door; And I shall enter my heav’nly home, To dwell forevermore.