"In Loud, Exalted Strains"
                        by Benjamin Francis, 1734-1799
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. In loud, exalted strains
        The King of Glory praise.
        O'er heaven and earth He reigns
        Through everlasting days;
        But, Zion, thou so richly blest,
        Art His delight, His chosen rest.

        2. O King of Glory, come
        And with Thy favor crown
        This temple as Thy home,
        This people as Thy own.
        Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show
        How God can dwell with men below.

        3. Now let Thine ear attend
        Our supplicating cries;
        Now let our praise ascend,
        Accepted, to the skies;
        Now let Thy Word, the Gospel, sound,
        Spread its celestial blessing round.

        4. Here may the listening throng
        Receive Thy truth and love;
        Here Christians join the song
        Of seraphim above
        Till all who humbly seek Thy face
        Rejoice in Thy abounding grace. 

Notes: Hymn #638 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Genesis 28:17 Author: Benjamin Francis, 1774, cento, alt. Tune: "Darwall's 148th" Composer: John Darwall, 1770
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