52. How lovely is thy dwelling place

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;
it faints thy courts to see:
my very heart and flesh cry out,
O living God, for thee.

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

4 thine altars, where she might bring forth
her young is safe abode,
O thou Almighty Lord of hosts,
my Sovereign and my God.

5 How blest are they in thy house
forever give thee praise.
Blest are all those strength thou art,
in whose heart are thy ways.

Text Information
First Line: How lovely is thy dwelling-place
Title: How lovely is thy dwelling place
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: God: King; Grace; Longing for God and Christ (3 more...)
Source: Paraphrase, Scottish Psalter 1650,alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Harington, 1727-1816
Meter: 8 6 8 6 CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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