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Hymn #842: How Did My Heart Rejoice To Hear

Hymn #841 Hymn #843

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842 (C.M.) Isaac Watts

How did my heart rejoice to hear

My friends devoutly say,

"In Zion let us all appear

And keep the solemn day!"

I love her gates, I love the road;

The church, adorned with grace,

Stands like a palace built for God,

To show his milder face.

Up to her courts, with joys unknown,

The holy tribes repair;

The Son of David holds his throne,

And sits in judgment there.

He hears our praises and complaints,

And while his awful voice

Divides the sinners from the saints,

We tremble and rejoice.

Peace be within this sacred place

And joy a constant guest!

With holy gifts and heav'nly grace

Be her attendants blessed!

My soul shall pray for Zion still,

While life or breath remains;

There my best friends, my kindred dwell,

There God my Saviour reigns.

Hymn #841 Hymn #843