1 We praise the Lord, whose love is great;
His mercies we embrace;
We enter now, his temple gate,
And thank him for his grace.
2 This house for sacred use design'd,
We dedicate to God;
Here may the Lord of glory find,
A dwelling and abode.
3 Here we approach thy sacred courts,
With reverence and fear;
We will engage our best efforts,
To worship thee with pray'r.
4 Lord, may this be thy sanctuary,
Here with thy spirit dwell:
To us and or posterity,
The way to heav'n reveal.
5 Here Saviour, shew they gospel light,
And send thy blessings down;
Bring thy life-giving word to sight,
And make salvation known.
6 Here let thy blessed word be taught,
To us, and to our youth;
May thousands to that light be brought,
Where in they learn the truth.
7 Here let us hear the gospel sound,
Attend thy word with grace;
Call many wand'ring sinners round,
To come and fill this place.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLXII