How dear to me, o Lord of hostsTune: IRISH
Published in 3 hymnals
1 How dear to me, O Lord of hosts,
The place where Thou dost dwell;
The tabernacles of Thy grace
In pleasantness excel.
My spirit longs, yea, even faints,
Thy sacred courts to see;
My thirsting heart and flesh cry out,
O living God, for Thee.
2 Beneath Thy care the sparrow finds
A place of peaceful rest;
Where she may safely lay her young
The swallow finds a nest;
Then, Lord of Hosts, my King, my God,
Thy love will shelter me;
Beneath Thy altar's peaceful shade
My dwelling-place shall be.
3 Blest they who dwell within Thy house,
Their perfect strength Thou art;
Their joyful praise shall never cease,
Thy ways are in their heart.
Their tears of grief, like early rain,
Sweet springs of joy shall fill;
With strength renewed they journey safe
To Zion's holy hill.
The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912
|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|The Book of Psalms Rendered in Metre and Set to Music #d80||How dear to me, o Lord of hosts||1929|
|The Hymnbook #440||How dear to me, O Lord of hosts||How Dear to Me, O Lord of Hosts||18.104.22.168||Psalm 84||IRISH||E Major||1955|
|The Psalter: with responsive readings #225||How dear to me, O Lord of Hosts||Delight in the House of God||Charles H. Gabriel||22.214.171.124||Psalm 84||ERSKINE||B Flat Major||English||1912|