517. How lovely is thy dwelling place

1 How lovely is thy dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts, to me!
My thirsty soul desires and longs
within thy courts to be;
my very heart and flesh cry out,
O living God, for thee.

2 Beside thine altars, gracious Lord,
the swallows find a nest;
how happy they who dwell with thee
and praise thee without rest,
and happy they whose hearts are set
upon the pilgrim's quest.

[Verses 3 and 4 protected by copyright]

Text Information
First Line: How lovely is thy dwelling place
Author (sts. 3-4): Carl P. Daw, Jr., b. 1944
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 86. 86. 86
Source: The Psalms of David in Meeter, 1650 (sts. 1-2)
Language: English
Copyright: Sts 3-4 © 1982, Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Tune Information
Composer: J. L. Macbeth Bain, 1840?-1925
Meter: 86. 86. 86
Key: D Major
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press.

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