How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts, to mePublished in 40 hymnals
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1 How lovely is thy dwelling-place,
O Lord of hosts, to me!
The tabernacles of thy grace
how pleasant, Lord, they be!
2 My thirsty soul longs veh’mently,
yea faints, thy courts to see:
My very heart and flesh cry out,
O living God, for thee.
3 Behold, the sparrow findeth out
an house wherein to rest;
The swallow also for herself
hath purchased a nest;
Ev’n thine own altars,* where she safe
her young ones forth may bring,
O thou almighty Lord of hosts,
who art my God and King.
4 Bless’d are they in thy house that dwell,
they ever give thee praise.
5 Bless’d is the man whose strength thou art,
in whose heart are thy ways:
6 Who passing thorough Baca’s vale,
therein do dig up wells;
Also the rain that falleth down
the pools with water fills.
7 So they from strength unwearied go
still forward unto strength,
Until in Sion they appear
before the Lord at length.
8 Lord God of hosts, my prayer hear;
O Jacob’s God, give ear.
9 See God our shield, look on the face
of thine anointed dear.
10 For in thy courts one day excels
a thousand; rather in
My God’s house will I keep a door,
than dwell in tents of sin.
11 For God the Lord’s a sun and shield:
he’ll grace and glory give;
And will withhold no good from them
that uprightly do live.
12 O thou that art the Lord of hosts,
that man is truly blest,
Who by assured confidence
on thee alone doth rest.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases, 1800
|Instances (1 - 12 of 12)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #204||How lovely is thy dwelling place||How lovely is thy dwelling place||Brother James' Air||Carl P. Daw, Jr.||Psalm 84||1992||Stanzas 1 and 2 from <em>Scottish Psalter</em>, 1650|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #662||How lovely is your dwelling-place||How lovely is your dwelling-place||HARINGTON||CM||Psalm 84||2013||Dedication Festival | ; Blessing | ; Church | Worship; Providence | ; Water |||<i>Scottish Psalter</i>, 1650|
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #523||How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place||How lovely is Thy dwelling place||BROTHER JAMES' AIR||Carl P. Daw, Jr.||Irregular||Psalm 84:1||1991||St. 1, 2 The Psalms of David in Meter, 1650|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #52||Psalm 84||How lovely is thy dwelling-place||HARINGTON (RETIREMENT)||CM||Psalm 84:1-5||2005||Church | Worship; Longing | ; Praise |||<I>The Scottish Psalter</i>, 1929, alt.|
|Common Praise (1998) #498||How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place||How lovely is thy dwelling place||BROTHER JAMES' AIR||Carl P. Daw, Jr., 1944-||86 86 86||Psalm 42; Psalm 43; Psalm 63:1-8; Psalm 84; Matthew 5:1-12||1998||Aniversary of Parish/Church | ; Gathering of the Community | ; Psalm 90 | ; Christian Life |||Para. sts. 1-2, Scottish Psalter, 1650|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #465||How lovely is your dwelling-place||How lovely is your dwelling-place||HARINGTON||86 86||Psalm 27:4; Psalm 34:10; Psalm 43:3-4; Psalm 84||2000||Proper 13 | Year A||Based on Psalm 84 in <cite>Scottish Psalter</cite>, 1650|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #517||How lovely is thy dwelling place||How lovely is thy dwelling place||BROTHER JAMES' AIR||Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944||86. 86. 86||Psalm 84||1985||<i>The Psalms of David in Meeter, </i>1650 (sts. 1-2)|
|Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #84E||How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place||How lovely is thy dwelling place||BROTHER JAMES' AIR||Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944||Psalm 84||2012||Biblical Names and Places | Jacob; Blessing | ; Church Year | Lent; Church Year | Transfiguration; Desiring God | ; Discipleship | ; Doubt | ; Elements of Worship | Baptism; Elements of Worship | Gathering; Elements of Worship | Lord's Supper; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; Fear | ; God | Desire for; God | Trust in; God as | Refuge; God as | Shield; God's | Armor; God's | Deeds; God's | Face; God's | House; God's | Love; God's | Name; God's | People (flock, sheep); God's | Promise of Redemption; God's | Strength; God's | Way; Grace | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Jesus Christ | Incarnation; Joy | ; Longing for God | ; Occasional Services | Christian Marriage; Occasional Services | Dedication / Consecration / Anniversary; Occasional Services | Funerals; Occasional Services | Ordination and/or Installation; Pain | ; Peace | ; People of God / Church | Citizens of Heaven; Prayer | ; Rest | ; Songs of Zion | ; Sorrow | ; Suffering | ; Temple | ; Temptation And Trial | ; The Fall | ; The Incarnation | ; Trust||<cite>Scottish Psalter</cite>, 1650 (sts. 1, 2 and opt. sts.)|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #62||How lovely is Thy dwelling place||How lovely is Thy dwelling place||MCKEE||1985|
|Small Church Music #3710||Brother James' Air||How lovely is Thy dwelling-place||BROTHER JAMES' AIR|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2465||How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place||How lovely is Thy dwelling place||MCKEE||Anonymous||CM||<cite>Scottish Psalter</cite>, 1650|
|Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #44||How lovely is thy dwelling-place||How lovely is thy dwelling-place||HARINGTON||86.86||Psalm 84||1999||Anniversary of a Church | ; Fulfilment | ; Guidance | ; Longing for God | ; Lord's Day | ; Pilgrimage | ; Saints Days and Holy Days | Presentation of Christ in the Temple; Trust in God |||<cite>Scottish Psalter</cite>, 1650, alt.|