To Thy Temple I Repair

“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.”

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