358. On opening a Place of Worship

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;
Hallelujah!--hence ascend
Pray'r and praise, till time shall end.

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First Line: Lord of hosts, to thee we raise
Title: On opening a Place of Worship
Meter: P. M. 7s.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1845
Topic: The Church: Congregational
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