1 Before Thee, Lord, a people waits
To praise Thy Name in Zion's gates,
To Thee shall vows be paid;
Thou hearer of the suppliant's prayer,
To Thee in need shall all repair
To seek Thy gracious aid.
2 How great my trespasses appear,
But Thou from guilt my soul wilt clear,
And my transgressions hide.
How blest Thy chosen, who by grace
Are brought within Thy dwelling-place
That they may there abide.
3 The goodness of Thy house, O Lord,
The joys Thy holy courts afford,
Our souls shall satisfy;
By deeds of might, in justice wrought,
The Lord will grant us what we sought,
Our Savior, God Most High.
4 On Thy sustaining arm depend,
To earth's and sea's remotest end,
All men in every age;
Thy strength establishes the hills,
Thy word the roaring billows stills,
And calms the people's rage.
5 The tribes of earth's remotest lands
Behold the tokens of Thy hands
And bow in godly fear;
The east, where beams the morning light,
The west, in evening glories bright,
Rejoice, for Thou art near.
Display Title: Before Thee, Lord, a People WaitsFirst Line: Before Thee, Lord, a people waitsTune Title: MALONEMeter: 8 8 6 D.Scripture: Psalm 65Date: 1976Subject: Dependence On God, On Christ | ; Hearer Of Prayer, God The | ; Nature, God In | ; Providence, Divine | ; Vows | ; Worship | ; Forgiveness of Sins | ; House of God | ; Opening Of The Service | ; Election, Divine | ; Goodness of God | ; Grace Of God, Of Christ |
Display Title: Before Thee, Lord, a People WaitsFirst Line: Before Thee, Lord, a people waitsTune Title: MALONEAuthor: AnonymousMeter: 88.68.86Source: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 168
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