52. How Lovely is Your Church, O Lord!

How lovely is your church, O Lord,
Where we can sing and pray;
One day within your courts is more
Than thousands far away.

Within these walls we come to know
Your grace, so undeserved!
For at the table Christ knelt low
To be the one who served.

You give your Spirit’s blessings here
Then send us from this place
To challenge hatred, greed, and fear
With gifts of love and grace.

At times we’re filled with troubling doubt:
“I’m old!” “I’m young!” “I’m weak!”
Yet you who sent the prophets out
Will give us words to speak.

How lovely is your church, O Lord,
When we are serving you!
For when we serve the lost and poor,
Your love is shining through.

Text Information
First Line: How lovely is your church, O Lord
Title: How Lovely is Your Church, O Lord!
Original Language: English
Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2005)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-8; Psalm 84:1; Psalm 84:10
Topic: Worship
Language: English
Copyright: Copyright © 2005 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved
Tune Information
Name: ST. ANNE
Composer (attributed to): William Croft (1708)
Meter: CM
Key: C Major



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