52. Psalm 84

1 How lovely is thy dwelling-place,
O Lord of hosts, to me!
The tabernacles of thy grace,
how pleasant, Lord, they be!

2 My thirsty soul longs vehemently,
yea faints, thy courts to see:
my very heart and flesh cry out,
O living God, for thee.

3 Behold, the sparrow findeth out
an house wherein to rest;
the swallow also for herself
hath found her place to nest;

4 Even thine own altars, where she safe
her young ones forth may bring,
O thou almighty Lord of hosts,
who art my God and King.

5 Blest are they in thy house that dwell,
they ever give thee praise.
And blest are they whose strength thou art,
in whose heart are thy ways.

Text Information
First Line: How lovely is thy dwelling-place
Title: Psalm 84
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2005
Topic: Church: Worship; Longing; Praise
Source: The Scottish Psalter, 1929, alt.
Tune Information
Composer (melody and bass): Henry Harington (1727-1816)
Meter: CM
Key: E♭ Major

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