1 Unto thy temple, Lord, we come
with thankful heats to worship thee,
and pray that this may be our home
until we touch eternity:
2 The common home of rich and poor,
of bond and free, and great and small;
large as thy love for evermore,
and warm and bright and good to all.
3 And dwell thou with us in this place,
thou and thy Christ, to guide and bless.
Here make the well-springs of thy grace
like fountains in the wilderness.
4 May thy whole truth be spoken here;
thy gospel light for ever shine;
thy perfect love cast out all fear,
and human life become divine.
|First Line:||Unto thy temple, Lord, we come|
|Title:||Unto Thy Temple, Lord, We Come|
|Author:||Robert Collyer (1823-1912)|
|Scripture:||1 Kings 8:22-30; 2 Chronicles 6:13-33; 2 Chronicles 6:34-42; Psalm 84; Psalm 122|
|Topic:||Aniversary of Parish/Church; Gathering of the Community; Sunday|
|Adapter:||Edward Miller (1731-1807)|
|Harmonizer:||Samuel Webbe the elder (1740-1816)|
|Source:||Psalmody in Miniature, Second Supplement, 1780; Harm. Collection of Psalm-Tunes, 1820|
|Notes:||Alt. setting and higher key 386|