Psalter 367

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1. Gracious Lord, remember David,
How he made Thy house his care,
How he vowed to seek no pleasure
Till thy 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.

2. 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 Thy might revealing,
Enter, Lord, into Thy rest;
Let Thy priests be clothed with justice,
Let Thy joyful saints be blest,
Let Thy priests be clothed with justice,
Let Thy joyful saints be blest.

3. Let the king behold Thy favor
For Thy servant David’s sake,
Unto whom a sacred promise,
Sure and faithful, Thou didst make.
If his children keep Thy covenant
And Thy testimony own,
Then, as Thou, O Lord, hast promised,
They shall sit upon his throne,
Then, as Thou, O Lord, hast promised,
They shall sit upon his throne.

4. Thou, the Lord hast chosen Zion,
Thou hast ever loved her well;
This My resting place forever,
Here, Thou sayst, 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.

5. 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 by His holy Name.

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