How Lovely is Thy Dweling-Place

How lovely is thy dwelling-place, O Lord of hosts, to me (Scottish Psalter, 1650)

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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


HARINGTON (Harington)


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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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #204


Ancient and Modern #662


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #523

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #52

Common Praise (1998) #498

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Common Praise #465


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #52


Psalms for All Seasons #84E

Santo, Santo, Santo #398

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #62

The Book of Praise #52


The Cyber Hymnal #2465

The Hymnal 1982 #517

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P84a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P84b

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #P84c

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #207


Together in Song #44

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