Scripture Verse

Holiness becometh Thine house, O Lord, for ever.@Psalm 93:5

Introduction

Words: Trans­lat­ed from the Ar­me­ni­an li­tur­gy by Ghe­vont Tour­i­an (1879–1933).

Music: Tour­i­an, Ar­me­ni­an hymn tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ghevont Tourian
(1879–1933)

Lyrics

Holiness becomes Thy house,
’Tis Thou who dost dwell in light;
Thou begirt with majesty,
Gird us with truth,
And with Thy great might.

Send Thou forth Thy power and love,
In beauty of holiness;
We would here commune with Thee,
Eternal God,
Be Thou near to bless.

O supreme and perfect One,
O Lord, praise to Thee is due;
Clothe us in the grace of love,
Maintain Thy church,
To Thy service true.