84B. Better Is One Day

1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord Almighty.
For my soul longs and even faints for you.
For here my heart is satisfied,
within your presence.
I sing beneath the shadow of your wings.

Refrain:
Better is one day in your courts,
better is one day in your house,
better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.
Better is one day in your courts,
better is one day in your house,
better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere,
than thousands elsewhere.

2 One thing I ask and I would seek:
to see your beauty,
to find you in the place your glory dwells.
One thing I ask and I would seek:
to see your beauty,
To find you in the place your glory dwells. [Refrain]

Bridge:
My heart and flesh cry out
for you, the living god;
your Spirit's water to my soul.
I've tasted and I've seen,
come once again to me;
I will draw near to you,
I will draw near to you. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: How lovely is your dwelling place
Title: Better Is One Day
Author: Matt Redman
Refrain First Line: Better is one day in your courts
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ;
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Jacob; Blessing; Church Year: Lent (49 more...)
Copyright: © 1996 Kingsway's Thankyou Music, admin. EMI CMG Publishing
Tune Information
Name: [How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord God Almighty]
Composer: Matt Redman
Key: E Major
Copyright: © 1996 Kingsway's Thankyou Music, admin. EMI CMG Publishing
Notes: The final refrain of 84B may be sung several times and may also be layered with the singing of the original refrain of 84A.



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