1 What favor, Lord, that I should meet
With saints around thy mercy-seat,
And love the house of prayer!
What once was weariness and pain,
Is now my choice, delight and gain,
The solace of my care!
2 O let returning Sabbaths be
A sign between my soul and thee
Of mercy, love, and peace!
This one desire I'd seek with zeal
Within thine earthly courts to dwell
Until I see thy face!
A New Selection of Hymns, 1812