1 Lord of hosts, to thee we raise
Here an house of pray'r and praise.
Thou thy people's heart prepare
Here to meet for praise and pray'r!
2 Let the living here be fed
With thy word, the heav'nly bread;
Here, in hope of glory bless'd,
May the dead be laid to rest.
3 Here to thee a temple stand,
While the sea shall gird the land!
Here reveal thy mercy sure,
While the sun and moon endure.
4 Hallelujah!--earth and sky
To the joyful sound reply;
Pray'r and praise, till time shall end.
|First Line:||Lord of hosts, to thee we raise|
|Title:||On opening a Place of Worship|
|Meter:||P. M. 7s.|
|Topic:||The Church: Congregational|