Thy Holy House (Perry)

Thy Holy House (Perry)

Music for Choirs, Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Lord, as I look upon thy holy house,

I know I stand on hallowed ground.

My soul is lifted up to higher thoughts

With nature’s beauty all around.

And as I contemplate thy wond’rous plan

Unfolded here within these walls,

I speak a prayer of thanks within my heart

And tears of gratitude now fall.


Lord, as I look upon thy holy house

With heaven’s blessing shield in store,

I joy in every sacred ordinance

Performed for those who’ve gone before.

And as I ponder solemn covenants

Made here within this house of peace,

I long, with worthy saints, to enter in

This place where earth and heaven meet.


Lord, as I look upon thy holy house

Whose spires ascend to heav’n above,

I sense the vastness of eternity,

I feel the greatness of thy love.

And when I think of earthly families

Sealed here for all eternity,

I feel assurance then of lasting joy

And endless happiness with thee.

Text: Janice Kapp Perry

Music: Janice Kapp Perry

Album: Submitted Music (1992-1997)

Composition Date: 1997

More Info: CMS 1997


Temples, Worship, Devotion