Scripture Verse

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1


Hans G. Nägeli (1773–1836)

Words: F. A. Ben­son, in Pure Dia­monds, ed­it­ed by James R. Mur­ray (Cleve­land, Ohio: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1872), page 9.

Music: Hans G. Nä­ge­li (1773–1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ben­son’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Bright and bless­èd morn­ing,
How I love thy dawn­ing,
Hark! the sound­ing bells;
Deep tones, is the call­ing,
On the ear ’tis fall­ing,
Love and peace it tells.

Weary wan­der­er weep­ing,
God the Fa­ther seek­ing,
Hither, hi­ther come;
O’er the heart is steal­ing
Love’s de­vot­ed feel­ing,
To the heav’n­ly One.

While the tones are peal­ing,
In the tem­ple kneel­ing,
Join the Sab­bath chime.
Emblem to us giv­en,
Of the voice of Hea­ven,
Melody di­vine.