We love the place, O God

We love the place, O God

Author: William Bullock (1854)
Tune: QUAM DILECTA (Jenner)
Published in 88 hymnals

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1 We love the place, O God,
wherein thine honour dwells;
the joy of thine abode
all earthly joy excels.

2 We love the house of prayer,
wherein thy servants meet;
and thou, O Lord, art there
thy chosen flock to greet.

3 We love the sacred font;
for there the holy Dove
to pour is ever wont
his blessing from above.

4 We love thine altar, Lord;
O what on earth so dear?
for there, in faith adored,
we find thy presence near.

5 We love the word of life,
the word that tells of peace,
of comfort in the strife,
and joys that never cease.

6 We love to sing below
for mercies freely given;
but O we long to know
the triumph-song of heaven.

7 Lord Jesus, give us grace
on earth to love thee more,
in heaven to see thy face,
and with thy saints adore.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #294

Author: William Bullock

Bullock, William, D.D., a Missionary of the S. P. G. for 32 years, and sometime Dean of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and died. March 16, 1874. He is known to hymnody principally through his popular hymn (in its revised form by Sir H. W. Baker), "We love the place, O God" (q. v.). This appeared with other hymns of merit in his:— Songs of the Church, Halifax, printed for the Author, 1854, Other hymns from the same work are in common use. All his hymns were “written amidst the various scenes of missionary life, and are intended for the private and domestic use of Christians in new countries deprived of all public worship," and are worthy of renewed attention. Dean Bullock also published Practical Lectures upon the History of Joseph and his Breth… Go to person page >



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Church Family Worship #497
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #343
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #211Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #733
Complete Mission Praise #731
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #160
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #558
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #800
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #533
Small Church Music #337Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #7564TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #471
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