371. O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely

1 O Lord of Hosts, how lovely
The place where thou dost dwell!
Thy tabernacles holy
In pleasantness excel.
My soul is longing, fainting,
Jehovah's courts to see;
My heart and flesh are crying,
O living God, for thee.

2 Blest who thy house inhabit,
They ever give thee praise;
Blest all whom thou dost strengthen,
Who love the sacred ways.
So they from strength unwearied
Go forward unto strength,
Till they appear in Zion
Before the Lord at length.

3 O hear, Lord God of Jacob,
To me an answer yield;
The face of thine Anointed,
Behold, O God, our shield.
One day excels a thousand
If spent thy courts within;
I'll choose thy threshold, rather
Than dwell in tents of sin.

4 Our sun and shield, Jehovah,
Will grace and glory give;
No good will he deny them
That uprightly do live.
O God of Hosts, Jehovah,
How blest is ev'ry one
Who confidence reposes
On thee, O Lord, alone.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord of Hosts, how lovely
Title: O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Psalm 84
Topic: The Church: The Lord's House; Church: Love for; Longing for Christ and God
Source: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Psalter, 1931; alt. 1961
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: David Evans (1865)
Key: g minor
Source: Welsh hymn melody; David Evans's Hymnau a Thonau,1865

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