Jehovah, God, who dwelt of old

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1 Jehovah, God, who dwelt of old
In temples made with hands,
Thy pow'r display, Thy truth unfold,
Where this new temple stands;
Thy pow'r display, Thy Truth unfold,
Where this new temple stands.

2 Vouchsafe to meet Thy children here,
Nor ever hence depart;
From sorrow’s eye wipe ev'ry tear,
And bless each longing heart;
From sorrow’s eye wipe ev'ry tear,
And bless each longing heart.

3 The rich man’s gift, the widow’s mite,
Are blended in these walls;
These altars welcome all alike
Who heed God’s gracious calls,
These altars welcome all alike
Who heed God’s gracious calls.

4 From things unholy and unclean
We separate this place;
May naught here ever come between
This people and Thy face,
May naught here ever come between
This people and Thy face.

5 Now with this house we give to Thee
Ourselves, our hearts, our all,
The pledge of faith and loyalty,
Held subject to Thy call,
The pledge of faith and loyalty,
Held subject to Thy call.

6 And when at last the blood-washed throng
Is gathered from all lands,
We’ll enter with triumphant song
The house not made with hands,
We’ll enter with triumphant song
The house not made with hands.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #281

Author: Lewis R. Amis

Amis, Lewis R., born in 1856, and died in 1904, is given in the American Methodist Hymnal, 1905, as the author of "Jehovah God, Who dwelt of old" (Dedication of a Place of Worship). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Jehovah, God, who dwelt of old
Author: Lewis R. Amis
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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CORONATION (Holden)

Like MILES LANE (470), CORONATION was written for this text. Oliver Holden (b. Shirley, MA, 1765; d. Charlestown, MA, 1844) composed the tune in four parts with a duet in the third phrase. The tune, whose title comes from the theme of Perronet's text, was published in Holden's Union Harmony (1793).…

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