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In Excelsis, 1896021
How Charming Is the PlaceRev. Samuel Stennett, 1772

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
021aSt. MichaelThe Geneva Psalter, 1543 (Louis Bourgeois)Short Meter (6.6.8.6.)
021bSt. ThomasAaron Williams, 1762Short 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. Amen.
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.