Scripture Verse

Lord, who shall abide in Thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in Thy holy hill?@Psalm 15:1

Words: John Scrim­ger, in The Psal­ter (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia: Unit­ed Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1912), num­ber 25.

Music: Lis­bon Dan­i­el Read, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel Read
(1757–1836)

Lord, who shall come to Thee,
And stand before Thy face?
Who shall abide, a welcome guest,
Within Thy holy place?

The man of upright life,
Sincere in word and deed,
Who slanders neither friend nor foe,
Nor idle tales will heed.

Who honors godly men,
But scorns the false and vile,
Who keeps his promised word to all,
Though loss be his the while.

Who loves not usury,
Nor takes a base reward;
Unmoved forever he shall be,
And stand before the Lord.