To thy temple I repair;
Lord, I love to worship there,
When within the veil I meet
Christ before the mercy-seat.
While thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
That my joyful soul may bless
Thee, the Lord my Righteousness.
While the prayers of saints ascend,
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
While I hearken to thy law,
Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till thy gospel bring to me
Life and immortality.
While thy ministers proclaim
Peace and pardon in thy Name,
Through their voice, by faith, may I
Hear thee speaking from the sky.
From thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn,
And at evening let me say,
"I have walked with God today."
A hymn of James Montgomery, 1812 is an appropriate prayer as we come to worship. (You can find this in the Trinity Hymnal, #313. If the tune isn't familiar it will work with the tune to Take my life and let it be.)
Some miscellaneous musings from Pastor Aaron.
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