144. Lord, you have been our dwelling-place

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling-place
in every generation;
your people have received your grace,
and blessed your consolation;
through every age you heard our cry;
through every age we found you nigh,
our strength and our salvation.

2 Persisting sins we long have wept,
your patience long have tested;
but steadfast faith in you we kept,
still to your name devoted:
for you have kept and loved us well,
and granted us in you to dwell,
from your love never parted.

3 Lord, nothing from your arms so sure
shall your own people sever;
our helper ever will endure,
God's love will fail us never.
Your people, Lord, have dwelt in you;
and you remain our dwelling true
for ever and for ever.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, you have been our dwelling-place
Author: Thomas Hornblower Gill, 1819-1906 (alt.)
Meter: 87.87.887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adversity; Ancestors; Anniversary of a Church (12 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 87.87.887
Key: G Major
Source: Adapted from a chorale in Klug's 'Geistliche Lieder', Wittenberg, 1535

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