METER: 10 10 10 10
SUGGESTED TUNE: EVENTIDE
This is the same meter as the hymn "Abide with Me"
1. How love-ly is your dwell-ing place, O Lord!
My soul longs to be pres-ent in your courts.
With joy I sing to you with heart and flesh,
To you, O liv-ing God of pow'r and might.
2. Even the spar-row finds a place to nest
And swal-lows find a place to lay their young
Near to your al-tars, Lord, my King and God.
Blest they who dwell in your house, sing-ing praise.
3. Bless-ed are they whose strength is found in you,
Your pil-grim peo-ple trav-eling to your house.
They make the waste-land burst with springs and rain.
They grow in strength as they see God in Zi'n.
4. Lord God Al-might-y, hear my hum-ble plea;
O God of Ja-cob, listen to my pray'r!
Look on our rul-er, bless him with your might,
Look on the face of your a-noint-ed one.
5. One day in your courts is far bet-ter than
One thou-sand days in an-y oth-er place.
I'd rath-er stand in God's house at the door
Than live with-in the homes of wick-ed ones.
6. For our Lord God is glo-ri-ous and strong;
He bless-es us; fa-vor and hon-or gives.
God gives good things to those who do what's right.
Blest is the one, O Lord, who trusts in you.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.