Love for the Lord's House

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1 My heart was glad to her the welcome sound,
The call to seek Jehovah's house of prayer;
Our feet are standing here on holy ground,
Within thy gates, thou city grand and fair.

2 God's people to Jerusalem repair
To hear His word and worship Him with praise;
The throne of justice stands eternal there,
Messiah's throne through endless length of days.

3 Let earnest prayer be made for Zion's peace;
Thy sons who hold thee dear shall prosper well;
May blessing in thy palaces increase
And peace within thy walls forever dwell.

4 For all my brethren and companions' sakes
My prayer shall be, Let peace in thee abide;
Since God the Lord in thee His dwelling makes,
To thee my love shall never be denied.


Source: The Psalter: with responsive readings #349

Text Information

First Line: My heart was glad to hear the welcome sound
Title: Love for the Lord's House
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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MORECAMBE

MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…

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