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41. Opening Song

1 Once again we come to the house of God,
To unite in songs of praise;
To extol with joy our Redeemer’s name,
And to tell His wondrous ways.

Refrain:
To Thy house, O Lord, with rejoicing we come,
For we know that we are Thine;
We will worship Thee in the Bible way,
As the evening light doth shine.

2 In the days gone by, Thou hast been our stay,
Thou hast led us safely on
To the blessed light of the present day,
Where the darkness now is gone. [Refrain]

3 May our hearts, O Lord, e’er united be
In true fellowship and love;
May Thy will be done by us here on earth,
As by angel hosts above. [Refrain]

4 May our prayers ascend as an incense sweet,
And our praise accepted be,
As in gratitude all our hearts o’erflow
In a tribute unto Thee. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Once again we come to the house of God
Title: Opening Song
Author: C. W. N. (1904)
Meter: 10.7.10.7 D
Scripture: Psalm 42:4
Topic: Opening
Source: The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (9); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Opening_Song); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (38); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Se
Refrain First Line: To Thy house, O Lord, with rejoicing we come
Tune Information
Name: [Once again we come to the house of God]
Composer: Charles W. Naylor (1904)
Meter: 10.7.10.7 D
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Opening_Song); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (9); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (38); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Se



Media
MIDI file: Opening_Song.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Opening_Song)




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