Lord of Hosts, to Thee we raise
Here a house of prayer and praise;
Thou Thy people’s hearts prepare
Here to meet for praise and prayer.
Let the living here be fed
With Thy Word, the heavenly bread,
Here, in hope of glory blessed,
May the dead be laid to rest.
Here to Thee a temple stand,
While the sea shall gird the land;
Here reveal Thy mercy sure,
While the sun and moon endure.
Hallelujah!—earth and sky
To the joyful sound reply;
Prayer and praise till time shall end.