"To Thy Temple I Repair"
                        by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. To Thy temple I repair;
        Lord, I love to worship there
        When within the veil I meet
        Christ before the mercy-seat.

        2. I through Him am reconciled,
        I through Him become Thy child.
        Abba, Father, give me grace
        In Thy courts to seek Thy face.

        3. While Thy glorious praise is sung,
        Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
        That my joyful soul may bless
        Christ the Lord, my Righteousness.

        4. While the prayers of saints ascend,
        God of Love, to mine attend.
        Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads;
        Hear, for Jesus intercedes.

        5. While I hearken to Thy Law,
        Fill my soul with humble awe
        Till Thy Gospel bring to me
        Life and immortality.

        6. While Thy ministers proclaim
        Peace and pardon in Thy name,
        Through their voice, by faith, may I
        Hear Thee speaking from the sky.

        7. From Thy house when I return,
        May my heart within me burn
        And at evening let me say,
        "I have walked with God today."

Notes: Hymn #2 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 9:14 Author: James Montgomery, 1812 Tune: "Gott sei Dank" 1st Published in: _Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch_ Town: Halle, 1704
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