969. 7s. M. Bowring. Pious Worship.
1 In thy courts let peace be found,
Be thy temple full of love;
There we tread on holy ground,
All serene, around, above.
2 While the knee in prayer is bent,
While with praise the heart o'erflows,
Tranquillize the turbulent!
Give the weary one repose!
3 Be the place for worship meet,
Meet the worship for the place;
Contemplation's best retreat,
Shrine of guilelessness and grace!
4 As an infant knows its home,
Lord! may we thy temples know;
Thither for instruction come --
Thence by thee instructed go.