How lovely is thy dwelling-place

How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts, to me

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1 How lovely is your dwelling-place,
O Lord of hosts, to me;
my thirsting soul longs eagerly
within your courts to be.

2 Beside your altars, Lord of all,
the swallows find a nest;
happy are those who dwell with you
and praise you without rest;

3 And happy those whose hearts are set
upon the pilgrim ways:
you are the water when they thirst,
their guide towards your face.

4 How blest are they that in your house
for ever give you praise:
one day with you is better spent
than thousands in dark ways.

5 The Lord will hold back no good thing
from those who justly live;
to all who trust, the Lord of hosts
will all his blessings give.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #662

Text Information

First Line: How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of hosts, to me
Title: How lovely is thy dwelling-place
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

HARINGTON (Harington)


BROTHER JAMES' AIR

BROTHER JAMES' AIR was composed by James Leith Macbeth Bain (b. Scotland, c. 1840; d. Liverpool, England, 1925), the healer, mystic, and poet known simply as Brother James. The tune was first published in his volume The great peace: being a New Year's greeting ... (1915). Born in a devout Christian…

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The Cyber Hymnal #2465
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A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #204

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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #662

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #523

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #52

Common Praise (1998) #498

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Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #465

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #517

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Psalms for All Seasons: a complete Psalter for worship #84E

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #62

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The Cyber Hymnal #2465

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Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #44

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