My soul, how lovely is the place (Psalm 84)

Sung during the Sunday worship at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, London (Spurgeon’s).

Hymn 84 version 3 (based on Psalm 84) from our hymn book, Psalms & Hymns of Reformed Worship.

MY soul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts!
’Tis Heaven to know His smiling face
Here in His earthly courts.

For here the God of earth and skies
His saving power displays;
And light breaks in on mortal eyes
With kind and quickening rays.

And here the quickening, heavenly Dove,
Descends to fill the place,
While Christ makes known His mighty love
And sheds abroad His grace.

Here, Lord, to me Thy Word declare,
The secrets of Thy will;
And help me seek all fulness here,
And sing Thy praises still.

To spend one day within the place
Where my dear Lord has been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days
Of earth’s most vaunted sin.

Author: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Tune: Belmont
Composer: William Gardiner (1770-1853)

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