44. How lovely is your dwelling-place

1 How lovely is your dwelling-place,
O Lord of hosts, to me;
my thirsting soul longs eagerly
within your courts to be.

2 Beside your altars, Lord of all,
the swallows find a nest;
happy are those who dwell with you
and praise you without rest,

3 and happy those whose hearts are set
upon the pilgrim ways:
you are the water when they thirst,
their guide towards your face.

4 How blest are they that in your house
for ever give you praise:
one day with you is better spent
than thousands in dark ways.

5 The Lord will hold back no good thing
from those who justly live;
to all who trust, the Lord of hosts
will all his blessings give.

Text Information
First Line: How lovely is your dwelling-place
Meter: 86.86
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture:
Topic: Anniversary of a Church; Fulfilment; Guidance (5 more...)
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650, alt.
Tune Information
Name: HARINGTON
Composer: Henry Harrngton, 1727-1816 (adapt.)
Meter: 86.86
Key: D Major



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