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. E-ven 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.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher from Sing the Psalms! by Dale A. Schoening. Copyright 1988 Dale A. Schoening.