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Nisi Dom.

Except the Lord the house doth make

Author: William Whittingham
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Except the Lord the house doth make,
and thereunto doth set his hand,
What men do build, it cannot stand:
Likewise in vain men undertake
Cities and holds to watch and ward,
except the Lord be their safe-guard.

2 Tho' in the morn ye rise early,
and so at night go late to bed
Eating with carefulness your bread,
Your labor is but vanity:
But they whom God doth love and keep,
enjoy all things with quiet sleep.

3 Therefore mark well when ye do see,
that men have hearts t' enjoy their land
It is the gift of God's own hand:
For God doth multiply to thee
Of his great liberality,
the blessing of posterity.

4 And when the children come to age,
they grow in strength and activeness,
In person and in comeliness:
So that a shaft shot with courage
Of one that hath a most strong arm
flies not so swift, nor doth like harm.

5 Oh well is he that hath his quiver
furnish'd with such artillery:
For when in peril he shall be,
Such one shall never quake or shiver,
When he doth plead before the judge
against his foes that bear him grudge.

Source: The Whole Book of Psalms #CXXVII

Author: William Whittingham

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Text Information

First Line: Except the Lord the house doth make
Title: Nisi Dom.
Author: William Whittingham
Language: English



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The Whole Book of Psalms #CXXVII

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The Whole Booke of Psalmes #77b

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