How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings Fair   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Blairsville, Georgia, August 5, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/BishopWhitmoreSVisitToStClareSBlairsville#5773274187628491250)

Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1958), of the United Church of Christ

Words the John Milton (1608-1674), the great poet

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1.  How lovely are thy dwellings fair,

O Lord of hosts; how dear

The pleasant tabernacles are

Where thou dost dwell so near!

2.  Happy, who in thy house reside,

Where thee they ever praise!

Happy, whose strength in thee abide

And in their hearts thy ways!

3.  They journey on from strength to strength

With joy and gladness cheer,

Till all before our God at length

In Zion do appear.

4.  Lord God of hosts that reign’st on high,

That man is truly blest,

Who only on thee doth rely,

And in thee only rest.

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