To Thy Temple I repairAuthor: James Montgomery
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1 To your temple, Lord, I come,
for it is my worship home.
This earth has no better place,
here I see my Savior's face.
2 While your glorious praise is sung,
touch my lips, unloose my tongue
that my joyful soul may bless
Christ the Lord, my righteousness.
3 While the prayers of saints ascend,
God of love, to mine attend.
Hear me, for your Spirit pleads;
hear, for Jesus intercedes.
4 While your ministers proclaim
peace and pardon in your name,
through their voice, by faith, may I
hear you speaking from the sky.
5 From your house when I return,
may my heart within me burn,
and at evening let me say,
"I have walked with God today."
Source: Moravian Book of Worship #553
To Thy temple I repair. J. Mont¬gomery. [Divine Worship.] Published in Collyer's Collection, 1812, No. 916, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "A Sabbath Hymn." It was repeated in Cotterill's Selection, 1819, No. 286; in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist 1825, No. 468; and in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 115. It is in common use in its original form; as "In Thy presence we appear," in Kennedy, 1863; and as "To Thy presence I repair," in Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874. In R. Binghani's Hymnologia Christiana Latina, 1871, the original, with the omission of stanza v., is rendered into Latin as, "Sacratam Domini domum."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #226||To Your Temple I Draw Near||To your temple I draw near, Lord||GOTT SEI DANK DURCH ALLE WELT||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1993||Opening of Service ||
|Lutheran Worship #207||To Your Temple, Lord, I Come||To your temple, Lord, I come||GOTT SEI DANK||James Montgomery, 1771-1854||77 77||1982||Beginning of Service ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #553||To Your Temple, Lord, I Come||To your temple, Lord, I come||HERRNHUT||James Montgomery||220.127.116.11. Trochaic||Psalm 122; Isaiah 58:13-14; Habakkuk 2:20||1995||Worship | ; Adoration and Praise | ; Christ--Intercessor | ; Evening Hymns ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6879||To Thy Temple I Repair||To Thy temple I repair||GOTT SEI DANK||James Montgomery||77.77|