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TO Thy temple I repair;
   Lord, I love to worship there,
When within the veil I meet
Christ before the mercy-seat.
2  While Thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
That my joyful soul may bless
Christ the Lord, my righteousness.
3  While the prayers of saints ascend,
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
4  While I hearken to Thy law,
Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till Thy Gospel bring to me
Life and immortality.
5  While Thy ministers proclaim
Peace and pardon in Thy name,
Through their word, by faith, may I
Hear Thee speaking from on high.
6  From Thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn;
And at evening let me say,
I have walked with God today.
James Montgomery, 1771-1854