In the courts of the Lord

What joy there is in coming

Author: A. Sameul Wallgren
Tune: SANCTUARY (Dannström)
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. What joy there is in coming
To God’s own courts so fair,
Where faithful souls are blooming
Like lilies in His care!
They raise their chalices tender
For Heav’n’s refreshing dew,
’Mid blessings God doth render
They life and strength renew.
’Mid blessings God doth render
They life and strength renew.

2. How beautiful the union
Of souls redeemed and free,
Who hold with God communion
In faith and purity!
While songs of praise are filling
Their sacred place of rest,
Who then can be unwilling
To join their circle blest?
Who then can be unwilling
To join their circle blest?

3. Come, see the Lord’s salvation
And taste His love sincere;
Come, pray without cessation,
Watch with His people here.
Outside, the world makes merry,
Unhappy ’mid its toys,
But in God’s sanctuary
The soul finds heav’nly joys.
But in God’s sanctuary
The soul finds heav’nly joys.

4. May ne’er my footsteps falter
Tow’rd night away from day;
My light shines from God’s altar,
My Sun I’ll seek alway.
Here in His presence glorious
It is so good to be—
Let here my soul victorious
Its tabernacle see.
Let here my soul victorious
Its tabernacle see.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7553

Author: A. Sameul Wallgren

Wallgren, A. Samuel. (Dalarna, Sweden, June 27, 1885--August 6, 1940, Chicago, Illinois). Evangelical Covenant. Son of E.M. Wallgren. Attended North Park College. University of Chicago, M.A., 1911. Registrar, instructor of English, and Dean of North Park College 1911-1940. Member of editorial committee for The Covenant Hymnal, 1931. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: What joy there is in coming
Title: In the courts of the Lord
Author: A. Sameul Wallgren

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The Cyber Hymnal #7553
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Small Church Music #5636Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #518
The Cyber Hymnal #7553TextScoreAudio
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