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Let David Lord a constant place in thy




Let David, Lord, a constant place
in thy remembrance find:
Let all the sorrows he endured
be ever in thy mind.


Remember what a solemn oath
to thee, his Lord, he swore;
How to the mighty God he vowed,
whom Jacob's sons adore:


I will not go into my house,
nor to my bed ascend;
No soft repose shall close my eyes,
nor sleep my eyelids bend:


Till for the Lord's designed abode
I mark the destined ground;
Till I a decent place of rest
for Jacob's God have found.


Th' appointed place with shouts of joy
at Ephrata we found,
And made the woods and neighb'ring fields
our glad applause resound.


O with due rev'rence let us then
to his abode repair;
And, prostrate at his footstool fall'n
pour out our humble pray'r,


Arise, O Lord, and now possess
thy constant place of rest;
Be that, not only with thy ark,
but with thy presence blessed.


Clothe thou thy priests with righteousness,
make thou thy saints rejoice;
And, for thy servant David's sake,
hear thy anointed's voice.


God sware to David in his truth,
nor shall his oath be vain,
One of thy offspring, after thee,
upon thy throne shall reign.


And if thy seed my cov'nant keep,
and to my laws submit,
Their children too upon thy throne
for evermore shall sit.


For Zion does in God's esteem
all other seats excel;
His place of everlasting rest,
where he desires to dwell.


Her stores, says he, I will increase,
her poor with plenty bless;
Her saints shall shout for joy, her priests
my saving health confess.


There David's pow'r shall long remain
in his successive line,
And my anointed servant there
shall with fresh luster shine.


The faces of his vanquish'd foes
confusion shall o'erspread,
Whilst, with confirmed success, his crown
shall flourish on his head.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1696
      Bible Refs: Ps 132;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1821# 132
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