The House of God

Arise, O Lord, our God, arise

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1 Arise, O Lord, our God, arise,
And enter now into Thy rest:
O let this house be Thy abode,
Forever with Thy presence blest.

2 Thy gracious covenant, 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.

4 I will abundantly provide
For Zion's good, the Lord hat said;
I will supply her daily need
And satisfy her poor with bread.

5 Salvation shall adorn her priests,
Her saints shall shout with joy divine,
Messiah's power shall be revealed,
His glory in His Church shall shine.

The Psalter: with responsive readings, 1912

Text Information

First Line: Arise, O Lord, our God, arise
Title: The House of God
Language: English
Publication Date: 1912
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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