Peace be to thy every dwelling

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1 Peace be to thy every dwelling,
City by Jehovah blest;
Who, His grace to thee revealing
Thee preserves in peace and rest.
May His presence still attend thee;
May'st thou sit by day and night
In His shadow with delight;
His all-powerful arm defend thee;
Prize, O prize, thy lot of grace;
Live unto thy Savior's praise.

2 Lord, we fervently implore Thee,
That, while pilgrims here below,
We may walk in truth before Thee,
And in all Thy knowledge grow;
Showing forth Thy matchless praises;
Thou who, out of sin's dark night,
Hast to Thine own marvelous light
Called Thy people, O Lord Jesus:
Keep and seal us ever Thine,
Leave with us Thy peace divine.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #47

Author: Ch. Aug. Pohlman

Pohlman, Charles Augustus, born at Herrnhut, Nov. 18, 1777, consecrated a Bishop of the Moravian Church, 1830; died at Oakbrook, near Derby, Nov. 17, 1843. His hymn "Peace be to thy every dwelling" (Church Festival), appeared in the English Moravian Hymn Book, 1826. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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