I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.@Psalm 122:1-2
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Benjamin R. Hanby (1833-1867)

Benjamin R. Hanby, in The Robin (Chicago, Illinois: Root & Cady, 1866).

Guimarães Benjamin R. Hanby, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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From Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools, 1866

We come, we come, a waiting band
A flock that knows the Shepherd’s name;
Our feet this holy day shall stand
Within thy gates, Jerusalem.

We come to join the humble train
Of those who worship and who praise,
To lift the heart, to swell the strain
To Him who lengthens out our days.

And He, whom yon angelic throng
Doth worship with majestic lay,
Will smile to hear the children’s song,
Will haste to bless them when they pray.

O, yes! we come, a waiting band,
A flock that knows the Shepherd’s name;
Our feet this holy day shall stand
Within thy courts, Jerusalem!