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Love for the Lord's House

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1 My heart was glad to hear the welcome sound,
the call to seek Jehovah's house of prayer;
our feet are standing here on holy ground,
within thy gates, thou city grand and fair.

2 God's people to Jerusalem repair
to hear his word and worship him with praise;
the throne of justice stands eternal there,
Messiah's throne through endless length of days.

3 Let earnest prayer be made for Zion's peace;
thy sons who hold thee dear shall prosper well;
may blessing in thy palaces increase
and peace within thy walls forever dwell.

4 For all my brethren and companions' sakes
my prayer shall be, let peace in thee abide;
since God the Lord in thee his dwelling makes,
to thee my love shall never be denied.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #122B

Text Information

First Line: My heart was glad to hear the welcome sound
Title: Love for the Lord's House
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…

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