Scripture Verse

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
1866–1930

Words: Charles A. Holmes, in The Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by Lin­coln Hall, C. Aus­tin Miles & Ir­vin H. Mack (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 3.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Within Thy courts, O Lord,
We sing in hallowed lays
The wonders of Thy majesty,
The glory of Thy praise.

Refrain

Within Thy courts, O Lord of Hosts,
We sing the goodness of Thy grace,
And praise Thy wondrous love.

The high and lofty heav’ns
Are Thine eternal place,
But every lowly, contrite heart,
Thou visitest with grace.

Refrain

Thy kingdom is within
The life that lives for Thee;
Thy temple is within the heart
That’s kept in purity.

Refrain