Scripture Verse

How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! Psalm 84:1


John Milton (1608–1674)

Words: John Mil­ton, Nine Psalmes Done in­to Metre 1645.

Music: Bi­shop­thorpe Je­re­mi­ah Clarke, 1700 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Jeremiah Clarke (ca. 1659–1707)


How love­ly are Thy dwell­ings fair,
O Lord of hosts; how dear
The plea­sant ta­ber­na­cles are
Where Thou dost dwell so near!

My soul doth long, ad faint­ing, sigh
Thy courts, O Lord, to see;
My heart and flesh, O Lord, to cry,
O liv­ing God, for Thee!

Happy, who in Thy house re­side,
Where Thee they ev­er praise!
Happy, whose strength in Thee doth bide,
And in their hearts Thy ways!

They jour­ney on from strength to strength
With joy and glad­some cheer,
Till all be­fore our God at length
In Zi­on doth ap­pear.

For God the Lord, both sun and shield,
Gives grace and glo­ry bright;
No good from them shall be with­held,
Whose ways are just and right.

Lord God of hosts that reign’st on high,
That man is tru­ly blest
Who on­ly on Thee doth re­ly,
In Thee alone doth rest.