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The Church Hymnary, Twentieth Century Edition, 1900013
How Charming Is the PlaceRev. Samuel Stennett, 1772

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
013BenedictusJ. Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905)Short Meter (6.6.8.6.)

1How charming is the place,
Where my Redeemer God
Unveils the beauties of His face,
And sheds His love abroad.
2Here, on the mercy-seat,
With radiant glory crowned,
Our joyful eyes behold Him sit,
And smile on all around.
3To Him their prayers and cries
Each humble soul presents:
He listens to their broken sighs,
And grants them all their wants.
4To them His sovereign will
He graciously imparts;
And in return accepts, with smiles,
The tribute of their hearts.
5Give me, O Lord, a place
Within Thy blest abode,
Among the children of Thy grace,
The servants of my God.
Genesis28:18,1918 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Numbers7:8,98 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.
Psalm26:8LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
Psalm27:4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
Psalm34:4I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm84:1How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
Psalm84:2,32 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
Psalm84:10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Psalm96:6Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

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