Scripture Verse

The tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. Revelation 21:3

Introduction

Words: Ed­ward Ev­er­ett Hale, in Hymns of the Spir­it, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el Long­fel­low & Sam­u­el John­son, 1864.

Music: Em­man­u­el Carl C. N. Balle, 1850 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edward Everett Hale
(1822–1909)

Lyrics

O Father, take the new-built shrine;
The house our hands have reared is Thine;
Greet us with welcome when we come,
And make our Father’s house our home.

Blest with Thy Spirit while we stay,
May we Thy Spirit bear away,
That every heart a shrine may be,
And every home a home for Thee.