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On Opening a new Place of Worship. Zech. 8. 7-9

S. Medley            C.M.

1
Great God! thy glory and thy love
Our humble songs employ;
Propitious from thy throne above,
Look down, and aid our joy.

2
Thy presence and thy glories, Lord,
Fill all the realms of space;
O let thy presence, by thy word,
Divinely fill this place.

3
Sacred to thy eternal name,
Behold, these walls we raise;
Long may they stand to show thy fame,
And echo to thy praise.

4
This day begins the solemn sound
Of sacred worship here;
May every saint with joy abound,
And reverential fear.

5
Dear Jesus! Zion’s holy King,
Enter with all thy train,
And here thy choicest blessings bring,
And long may they remain.

6
Eternal Spirit! heavenly Dove!
Enter and fill this place;
Reveal Immanuel’s matchless love
And open all his grace.