Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #832: How Lovely, How Divinely Sweet

Hymn #831 Hymn #833


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832 (L.M.) Anne Steele

How lovely, how divinely sweet,

Oh Lord, Thy sacred courts appear!

Fain would my longing passions meet

The glories of Thy presence there.

Oh, blessed the men, blessed their employ,

Whom Thy indulgent favors raise

To dwell in those abodes of joy,

And sing Thy never-ceasing praise.

Happy the men whom strength divine

With ardent love and zeal inspires,

Whose steps to Thy blest way incline

With willing hearts and warm desires.

One day within Thy sacred gate

Affords more reàl joy to me

Than thousands in the tents of state —

The meanest place is bliss with Thee!

Hymn #831 Hymn #833