Scripture Verse

Let us go into the house of the Lord. Psalm 122:1


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, 1812.

Music: Gott sei dank Neu­es geist­reich­es Ge­sang­buch, by Jo­hann A. Frey­ling­hau­sen (Hal­le, Ger­ma­ny: 1704) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Herod’s Temple


To Thy temple I repair;
Lord, I love to worship there
When within the veil I meet
Christ before the mercy seat.

I through Him am reconciled,
I through Him become Thy child.
Abba, Fa­ther, give me grace
In Thy courts to seek Thy face.

While Thy glo­ri­ous praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
That my joyful soul may bless
Christ the Lord, my right­eous­ness.

While the prayers of saints as­cend,
God of love, to mine attend.
Hear me, for Thy Spir­it pleads;
Hear, for Je­sus intercedes.

While I hearken to Thy law,
Fill my soul with humble awe
Till Thy Gos­pel bring to me
Life and immortality.

While Thy ministers pro­claim
Peace and pardon in Thy name,
Through their voice, by faith, may I
Hear Thee speaking from the sky.

From Thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn,
And at evening let me say,
I have walked with God today.