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God in his earthly temple lays Foundations for his




God in his earthly temple lays
Foundations for his heavenly praise:
He likes the tents of Jacob well,
But still in Zion loves to dwell.


His mercy visits every house
That pay their night and morning vows;
But makes a more delightful stay
Where churches meet to praise and pray.


What glories were described of old!
What wonders are of Zion told!
Thou city of our God below,
Thy fame shall Tyre and Egypt know.


Egypt and Tyre, and Greek and Jew,
Shall there begin their lives anew;
Angels and men shall join to sing
The hill where living waters spring.


When God makes up his last account
Of natives in his holy mount,
'Twill be an honour to appear
As one new-born or nourished there!


---Alternative verses---


What glories were described of old!
What wonders are of Zion told!
Thou city of our God below,
Thy fame shall all the nations know.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1729
      Bible Refs: Ps 87;
      MUSIC
      Name: MARYTON
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1874
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 8
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