Within Thy Temple Lord In That Most


Within Thy temple, Lord,
In that most holy place,
We on thy loving-kindness dwell,
The wonders of Thy grace.
Men sing Thy praise, O God,
Where’er Thy Name is known;
By every deed Thy hand hath wrought
Thy righteousness is shown.

Let Zion now rejoice,
And all her children sing;
Let them with thankfulness proclaim
The judgment of their King.
Mount Zion’s walls behold,
About her ramparts go,
And number ye the lofty towers
That guard her from the foe.

Observe her palaces,
Mark her defenses well,
That to the sons that follow you
Her glories you may tell;
For God as our own God
Forever will abide,
And till life’s journey close in death
Will be our faithful guide.

The Psalter: with responsive readings,