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114. Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place

1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place
through all the ages of our race;
before the mountains had their birth,
or ever thou hadst formed the earth,
from everlasting thou art God,
to everlasting our abode.

2 O teach thou us to count our days,
and set our hearts on wisdom’s ways;
turn, Lord, to us in our distress
in pity now thy servants bless;
let mercy’s dawn dispel our night,
and all our day with joy be bright.

3 O send the day of joy and light,
for long has been our sorrow’s night;
afflicted through the weary years,
we wait until thy help appears;
from age to age with us abide;
in us let God be glorified.

4 So let there be on us bestowed
the beauty of the Lord our God;
the work accomplished by our hand
establish thou, and make it stand;
yea, let our hopeful labor be
established evermore by thee.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place through all the ages of our race
Title: Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 88.88.88
Topic: Faith and Aspiration; God: Eternity and Power
Source: The Psalter, 1912
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach
Meter: 88.88.88
Key: G Major
Source: Collection of J. G. Wagner, 1742

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