Praise the Lord That He Has Built   1 comment


Above:  St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, August 14, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Words (1926) by the Reverend Jens Christian Aaberg (1877-1970)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


1.  Praise the Lord that He has built

Here on earth a sanctuary,

Where the soul, oppress’d by guilt,

Safe beneath His wings may tarry,

While His mercy, love and grace

All its guilty stains efface.

2.  Built upon the rock it stands

Firmly through the passing ages,

Heeding not the world’s demands,

Nor the storm that round it rages,

But to souls with cares replete

It remains a blest retreat.

3.  There the wounded hearts are heal’d,

Grace to yearning souls imparted,

Light to sightless eyes reveal’d,

Strength renew’d in feeble-hearted,

So that souls from weakness prone

Grow like trees in Lebanon.

4.  Send us, Lord, Thy Spirit’s dove,

Open wide Thy living fountain,

Deck Thine altar with Thy love,

Teach us from Thy holy mountain,

Shield us all beneath Thy wing

Till, at home, Thy praise we sing.

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  1. Pingback: Jens Christian (J. C.) Aaberg | GATHERED PRAYERS

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