1 Unless the Lord the house shall build,
The weary builders toil in vain;
Unless the Lord the city shield,
The guards a useless watch maintain.
2 In vain you rise ere morning break,
And late your nightly vigils keep,
And weary days of toil partake;
For God's belovèd there is sleep.
3 Yes, children are a great reward,
A gift from God in very truth;
As quiver full of arrows stored
Are children given in days of youth.
4 How blest are those whose lives are cheered
By children's growth in strength and grace.
Within their house no foes are feared,
For God keeps watch within that place.
Presbyterian Hymnal, 1990
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #46||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build (Psalm 127)||Unless the Lord the house shall build||BOURBON||LM||Psalm 127; Deuteronomy 28:1-14||2013||Children | ; Creation | ; Family | ; Providence | ; Rest | ; Work |||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1872, alt.|
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #238||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build||Unless the Lord the house shall build||BOURBON||LM||Psalm 127||1990||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912; alt.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7033||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build||Unless the Lord the house shall build||ILLA||LM||<cite>The Psalter</cite> (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 359|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #365||Unless the Lord the House Shall Build||Unless the Lord the house shall build||ABENDS||L.M.||Psalm 127||1990||The Church | The Covenant People; Family Worship | ; God | Guardian; Marriage and the Home | ; Protection | ; Riches |||<i>The Psalter</i>, 1912|