Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling-Place   1 comment

Icon of the Holy Trinity Andrei Rublev

Above:  Icon of the Holy Trinity, by Andrei Rublev

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1895), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Text (1864) by Thomas Hornblower Gill (1819-1906)


Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place

In every generation;

Thy people still have known Thy grace,

And blessed Thy consolation:

Through every age Thou heard’st our cry;

Through every age we found Thee nigh,

Our Strength and our Salvation.


Our cleaving sins we oft have wept,

And oft Thy patience proved;

But still Thy faith we fast have kept,

Thy Name we still have loved;

And Thou hast kept and loved us well,

Hast granted us in Thee to dwell,

Unshaken, unremoved.


No, nothing from those arms of love

Shall Thine own people sever;

Our Helper never will remove,

Our God will fail us never.

Thy people, Lord, have dwelt in Thee,

Our dwelling-place Thou still wilt be

For ever and for ever.

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