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Lord, thou hast known our joy

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1. Lord, Thou hast known our joy,
Building for Thine employ
This house of prayer;
As we Thy help have sought,
With labor long have wrought,
Our willing offerings brought,
This work to share.

2. Now as we give it Thee
Thine evermore to be,
Who givest all,
Come, Thou, O Lord divine,
Make this Thy holy shrine
Where Thy pure light may shine;
O hear our call!

3. May this new temple prove
True witness to Thy love,
To all men free;
May all who seek this door,
And saving grace implore,
Love one another more
As they seek Thee.

4. O Christ, the Church’s head,
Who for us all hast bled
That we might live,
Thy cross we lift on high
This house to glorify;
On Thee our hearts rely
Thy power to give.

5. Lord, though these hours of praise,
And all our earthly days
Will soon be o’er,
Still may these courts proclaim
The glory of Thy name,
O Thou, who art the same
Forevermore!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3982

Author: Charles S. Mills

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Text Information

First Line: Lord, thou hast known our joy
Author: Charles S. Mills

Tune

ITALIAN HYMN

Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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