229. Light up this place with glory, Lord

Author: John Harris (1802-56)

Light up this place with glory, Lord,
enter, and claim your own;
receive the homage of our souls,
and make in us your throne.

2. No altar now—no earthly priest
can for our sin atone;
our great high priest and sacrifice
died once and once alone.

3. We ask no cloud of glory bright
to rest upon this place;
give, Lord, the substance of that sign —
the fulness of your grace.

4. O Lord, who, risen, came to bless,
gently as comes the dew,
here entering, breathe on all around,
‘My peace I give to you.’

5. No rushing mighty wind we ask,
no tongues of flame desire;
grant your life-giving Spirit’s light,
his purifying fire.

6. Light up this place with glory, Lord:
the glory of that love
which forms and saves a church below
and makes a heaven above.

Scriptures: John 14:27, Acts 2:1-4, John 1:16, Luke 24:36, Exodus 29:42-43, Exodus 40:34-35, Numbers 9:15, 1 Kings 8:10-11, 2 Chronicles 7:1-3, Ezekiel 10:4, Ezekiel 43:1-4, Malachi 3:2-3, John 20:19-22, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 5:1-10, Hebrews 7:26-28, Hebrews 8:1-6, Hebrews 9, Hebrews 12:18-20

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