365. Unless the Lord the House Shall Build

1 Unless the Lord the house shall build,
The weary builders toil in vain;
Unless the Lord the city shield,
The guards a useless watch maintain.

2 In vain you rise ere morning break,
And late your nightly vigils keep,
And of the bread of toil partake;
God gives to his beloved sleep.

3 Lo, children are a great reward,
A gift from God in very truth;
With arrows is his quiver stored
Who joys in children of his youth.

4 And blest the man whose age is cheered
By stalwart sons and daughters fair;
No enemies by him are feared,
No lack of love, no want of care.

Text Information
First Line: Unless the Lord the house shall build
Title: Unless the Lord the House Shall Build
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Psalm 127
Topic: The Church: The Covenant People; Family Worship; God: Guardian3 more...
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ABENDS
Composer: Herbert Stanley Oakeley (1874)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major



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