Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place

Words: from Psalm 90; The Psalter, 1912

Music:   "St. Catherine"  Henri. F. Hemy, 1865, arranged by James G. Walton, 1871
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  1.  Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place
      Through all the ages of our race;
      Before the mountains had their birth,
      Or Thou hadst formed the earth;
         From everlasting Thou art God,
         To everlasting our abode.

   2. O teach Thou us to count our days
      And set our hearts on wisdom's ways
      Turn, Lord, to us in our distress
      In pity now Thy servants bless;
         Let mercy's dawn dispel our night,
         And all our day with joy be bright.

  3.  O send the day of joy and light,
      For long has been our sorrow's night;
      Afflicted through the weary years,
      We wait until Thy help appears;
         In all Thy children Thou abide,
         In us let God be glorified.

  4.  So let there be on us bestowed
      The beauty of the Lord our God;
      The work accomplished by our hand
      Establish Thou, and make it stand;
         Yea, let our hopeful labor be
         Established evermore by Thee.

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