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The House of God

Arise, O Lord, our God, arise

Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Arise, O LORD, our God, arise
and enter now into Thy rest;
O let this house be Thine abode,
forever with Thy presence blest.

2 Your gracious cov'nant, LORD, fulfill,
turn not away from us Thy face;
establish Thou Messiah's throne
and let Him reign within this place.

3 Thy Zion Thou hast chosen, LORD,
and Thou hast said, "I love her well,
this is My constant resting place,
and here will I delight to dwell."

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #132

Text Information

First Line: Arise, O Lord, our God, arise
Title: The House of God
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A pentatonic (five-pitch) folk tune from the southern United States, BOURBON fits well with the penitential text of Psalm 38. The tune calls for unison singing, with accompaniment providing a firmly articulated rhythm. Like many pentatonic tunes, when unaccompanied it can be sung in canon after eith…

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The Cyber Hymnal #206
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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Christian Worship #132C

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Glory to God #381

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Hymns to the Living God #334

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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #132


Small Church Music #7409


The Cyber Hymnal #206

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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