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Hymn: The turf shall be my fragrant shrine (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: The turf shall be my fragrant shrine

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM double

Tune: Bartlett

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 090, click to see hymnal pages


The turf shall be my fragrant shrine,

My tem-ple, Lord, that arch of thine,

My censor's breath the mountain air, 

And sol-i-tude shall hear my prayer.

My choir shall be the moonlight waves,

When murm'ring homeward to their caves,

Or when the stillness of the sea

E'en more than music breathes of thee.

I'll seek by day some glade unknown,

All light and silence like thy throne,

And the pale stars shall be at night

The only eyes that watch my rite.

Thy heaven, on which 't is bliss to look,

Shall be my pure and shining book;

Where I shall read, in words of flame,

The glories of thy wondrous name.