Scripture Verse

Lord, I have loved the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thine honor dwelleth. Psalm 26:8


Henry L. Jenner (1820–1898)

Words: Will­iam Bull­ock, Songs of the Church (Ha­li­fax, No­va Sco­tia, Ca­na­da: 1854); re­vised by Hen­ry W. Bak­er.

Music: Quam Di­lec­ta Hen­ry L. Jen­ner, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Henry W. Baker (1821–1877)


We love the place, O God,
Wherein Thine ho­nor dwells;
The joy of Thine abode
All earth­ly joy ex­cels.

It is the house of pray­er
Wherein Thy ser­vants meet;
And Thou, O Lord, art there
Thy chos­en flock to greet.

We love the sac­red font;
For there the ho­ly Dove
To pour is ev­er wont
His bless­ings from above.

We love Thine al­tar, Lord;
Oh, what on earth so dear?
For there, in faith adored
We find Thy pre­sence near.

We love the Word of life,
The Word that tells of peace,
Of com­fort in the strife,
And joys that ne­ver cease.

We love to sing be­low
For mer­cies free­ly giv’n;
But, oh, we long to know
The tri­umph song of Heav’n.

Lord Je­sus, give us grace
On earth to love Thee more,
In Heav’n to see Thy face,
And with Thy saints adore.