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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Within Your House, O God, Today

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1 Within your house, O God, today
We wait to see your gentle love:
Since you have said in truth that they
Are one in you who live in love,
Bless those who for your blessing wait;
Their love accept and consecrate.

2 Dear Lord of love, whose heart of fire
In flames our hearts with love for you.
May they who seek you, Lord, desire
All things that are both good and true.
Look down and bless them from above,
And keep their hearts alight with love.

3 Blest Spirit, who with life and light
Inspires us all to sing God's praise,
Your presence here brings pure delight,
And fills our souls with joy and grace:
Bless those who now in love consent;
Creator, crownyour sacrament.

4 Great One in Three, of whom are named
All families in earth and heaven.
Hear us who have your promises claimed,
And let a wealth of grace giv'n
Grant them in life and death to be
Both joined in you eternally.

Source: Worship (3rd ed.) #743

Author: Robert H. Benson, 1871-1914

Robert Hugh Benson, (18 November 1871 – 19 October 1914) was an English Anglican priest who in 1903 was received into the Roman Catholic Church in which he was ordained priest in 1904. He was lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, having written the notable novel Lord of the World (1907). See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: Within your house, O God, today
Title: Within Your House, O God, Today
Author: Robert H. Benson, 1871-1914
Language: English


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Worship (3rd ed.) #743

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