Hymns, #1253

The Church - The Lord's Recovery

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Music:J. B. O. Clemm

Hymns using same tune:

#203, #271, #780, #1094, #1123


Lord, Thy word of old to David

We have heard and hear it now:

"On Thy throne will sit forever

Thine own seed — this is My vow."

This has been fulfilled in Jesus

Seated on the throne on high,

Sitting on the throne of David

Resurrected, ne'er to die.


Then another promise followed

David's seed upon the throne:

"I'll rebuild His tabernacle

And by this I will be known."

Lord, we thank Thee, Thou art faithful

To perform Thy promised word.

David's tabernacle, ruined,

Soon by Thee will be restored.


Lord, we are that tabernacle,

Thy rebuilding work on earth;

Lord, restore Thyself a dwelling

Where is seen Thy boundless worth.

Thus shall all of mankind seek Thee,

And the Gentiles call Thy name.

From Thy holy tabernacle

All the earth shall know Thy fame.


Hasten, Lord, Thy work upon us

To restore and build us now.

For this work we give ourselves, Lord;

Here to Thee we make a vow:

"Though our strength is weak and feeble,

Yet our hearts would ever be

From this day, Lord, for Thy building,

Now and for eternity."

Hymn #1253