Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Samuel S. Wesley
(1810–1876)

Words: Dan­i­el Tur­ner (1710–1798).

Music: Ulm (Wes­ley) Sam­u­el S. Wes­ley, in A Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kem­ble (Lon­don: John F. Shaw, 1864), num­ber 38 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Lord of Hosts, how lovely fair,
E’en on earth Thy temples are;
Here Thy waiting people see
Much of Heav’n and much of Thee.

From Thy gracious presence flows
Bliss that softens all our woes;
While Thy Spirit’s holy fire
Warms our hearts with pure desire.

Here we supplicate Thy throne,
Here Thou mak’st Thy glories known;
Here we learn Thy righteous ways,
Taste Thy love and sing Thy praise.

Thus with festive songs of joy,
We our happy lives employ;
Love, and long to love Thee more,
Till from earth to Heav’n we soar.