Unless the Lord the house shall buildPublished in 12 hymnals
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1 Unless the Lord the house shall build,
The weary builders toil in vain;
Unless the Lord the city shield,
The guards a useless watch maintain.
2 In vain you rise ere morning break,
And late your nightly vigils keep,
And weary days of toil partake;
For God's belovèd there is sleep.
3 Yes, children are a great reward,
A gift from God in very truth;
As quiver full of arrows stored
Are children given in days of youth.
4 How blest are those whose lives are cheered
By children's growth in strength and grace.
Within their house no foes are feared,
For God keeps watch within that place.
Presbyterian Hymnal, 1990
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|Instances (3)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #46||Unless the Lord the house shall build||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build (Psalm 127)||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||220.127.116.11||Psalm 127; Deuteronomy 28:1-14||BOURBON||f minor||English||2013|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #238||Unless the Lord the house shall build||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build||Freeman Lewis; John Leon Hooker||18.104.22.168||Psalm 127||BOURBON||A Flat Major||English||1990|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #365||Unless the Lord the house shall build||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build||Herbert Stanley Oakeley||22.214.171.124||Psalm 127||ABENDS||G Major||English||1990|