Tune: ULSTER

Words: The Psalter, 1912, alt.

Music: Robert Lowry, 1875

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Gracious Lord, remember David,
how he made Your house his care,
how he vowed to seek no pleasure
till Your house he should prepare.
Lord, remember his devotion;
restless in his courts he trod
till he found a habitation
fit for Israel's mighty God,
till he found a habitation
fit for Israel's mighty God.

Far away God's ark was resting,
it is with His people now;
we will go into His temple,
at His footstool we will bow.
With the ark, Your might revealing,
enter, Lord, into Your rest;
let Your priests be clothed with justice,
let Your joyful saints be blest,
let Your priests be clothed with justice,
let Your joyful saints be blest.

Let the king behold Your favor
for Your servant David's sake,
unto whom a sacred promise,
sure and faithful, You had made.
If his children keep Your statues,
and Your testimony own,
then, as You, O Lord, have promised,
they shall sit upon his throne,
then, as You, O Lord, have promised,
they shall sit upon Your throne.

You, O God, have chosen Zion,
You have ever loved her well;
"This My resting place forever,
here," You said, "I choose to dwell.
Surely I will bless and help her,
feed her poor, her saints make glad,
and her priests shall stand before Me
in salvation's garments clad;
and her priests shall stand before Me
in salvation's garments clad."

"I will cause the might of David
ever more and more to grow;
on the path of My Anointed
I will make a lamp to glow.
All His enemies shall perish,
I will cover them with shame;
but His crown shall ever flourish—
Blessed be His holy name!
but His crown shall ever flourish—
Blessed be His holy name!"
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