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We rear not a temple, like Judah's of old

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1. We rear not a temple, like Judah’s of old,
Whose portals were marble, whose vaultings were gold;
No incense is lighted, no victims are slain,
No monarch kneels praying to hallow the fane.

2. More simple and lowly the walls that we raise,
And humbler the pomp of procession and praise,
Where the heart is the altar whence incense shall roll,
And Messiah the King who shall pray for the soul.

3. O Father, come in! but not in the cloud
Which filled the bright courts where Thy chosen ones bowed;
But come in that Spirit of glory and grace,
Which beams on the soul and illumines the face.

4. O come in the power of Thy life giving Word,
And reveal to each heart its Redeemer and Lord;
Till faith bring the peace to the penitent giv’n,
And love fill the air with the fragrance of Heav’n.

5. The pomp of Moriah has long passed away,
And soon shall our frailer erection decay;
But the souls that are builded in worship and love
Shall be temples of God, everlasting above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7231

Author: Henry Ware

Henry Ware was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 1793. His father was a Unitarian minister; afterwards a Professor in Harvard College. Young Ware graduated at Harvard, studied theology, and became minister of the Second Unitarian Society, in Boston, in 1817. After a ministry of twelve years, he made a foreign tour, and on his return was elected "Parkman Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and Pastoral Theology" in Harvard College. In this position he obtained eminence. He died in September, 1843. His collected works in four volumes, were edited after his death, by the Rev. Chandler Robbins. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: We rear not a temple, like Judah's of old
Author: Henry Ware

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Glorious Gospel Hymns #680
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #494Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #711Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #868Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #868Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1228
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #110Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d506
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d629
Standard Hymns and Gospel Songs. Evangelical Congregational Church ed. #d98
The Cyber Hymnal #7231TextScoreAudio
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d793
The Evangelical Hymnal #439Page Scan
The Methodist Hymnal #666Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1127Page Scan
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