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371. O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely

1 O Lord of Hosts, how lovely
the place where thou dost dwell!
Thy tabernacles holy
in pleasantness excel.
My soul is longing, fainting,
Jehovah's courts to see;
my heart and flesh are crying,
O living God, for thee.

2 Blest who thy house inhabit,
they ever give thee praise;
blest all whom thou dost strengthen,
who love the sacred ways.
So they from strength unwearied
go forward unto strength,
till they appear in Zion
before the Lord at length.

3 O hear, Lord God of Jacob,
to me an answer yield;
the face of thine anointed,
behold, O God, our shield.
One day excels a thousand
if spent thy courts within;
I'll choose thy threshold, rather
than dwell in tents of sin.

4 Our sun and shield, Jehovah,
will grace and glory give;
no good will he deny them
that uprightly do live.
O God of hosts, Jehovah,
how blest is ev'ryone
who confidence reposes
on thee, O Lord, alone.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord of Hosts, how lovely
Title: O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Psalm 84
Topic: The Church: The Lord's House; Church: Love for; Longing for Christ and God
Source: Associate Reformed Presbyterian Psalter, 1931; alt. 1961
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: David Evans (1865)
Key: g minor
Source: Welsh hymn melody; David Evans's Hymnau a Thonau,1865

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