Hymn for Lent (Day 34): Arise, O Lord, our God, arise

Today is the feast of Blessed James DeKoven, and this hymn is inspired both by his life and the psalm appointed (132).

Arise, O Lord, our God, arise
And enter now into Thy rest;
O let this house be Thine abode,
Forever with Thy presence blest.

Thy gracious covenant, Lord, fulfill,
Turn not away from us Thy face;
Establish Thou Messiah’s throne
And let Him reign within this place.

Thy Zion Thou hast chosen, Lord,
And Thou hast said, I love her well,
This is My constant resting place,
And here will I delight to dwell.

I will abundantly provide
For Zion’s good, the Lord hath said;
I will supply her daily need
And satisfy her poor with bread.

Salvation shall adorn her priests,
Her saints shall shout with joy divine,
Messiah’s power shall be revealed,
His glory in His Church shall shine.

Words: The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912).

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