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Lord’s Day 31, 2019

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”


But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one
were born in her”;
And the Most High Himself will establish her.
The Lord will count when He registers the peoples,
“This one was born there.” Selah.
Then those who sing as well as those who play the
flutes shall say,
“All my springs of joy are in you.”
—Psalm 87:5–7

XLVIX. The Church the Birth-place of the Saints, and God’s Care of it. Psalm lxxxvii. 5.

On opening a new Place of Worship.


And will the great Eternal God
On Earth establish his Abode?
And will He from his radiant Throne,
Avow our Temples for his own?

We bring the Tribute of our Praise,
And sing that condescending Grace,
Which to our Notes will lend an Ear,
And call us sinful Mortals near.

Our Father’s watchful Care we bless,
Which guards our Synagogues in Peace,
That no tumultuous Foes invade,
To fill our Worshippers with Dread.

These Walls we to thy Honour raise;
Long may they eccho with thy Praise;
And Thou descending fill the Place
With choicest Tokens of thy Grace.

Here let the great Redeemer reign
With all the Graces of his Train;
While Pow’r divine his Word attends
To conquer Foes, and chear his Friends.

And in the great decisive Day,
When God the Nations shall survey,
May it before the World appear,
That Crouds were born to Glory here.

—Philip Doddridge, Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures (Salop, 1755).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation
if you can possibly help it.
But if you’re in need of a good sermon,
try these.

Posted 2019·08·04 by David Kjos
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