Mass Hymn

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord.
What peace and joy to feel so close to you!
Our heart and soul ring out their joy,
this morning. We long to meet you,
God, the living God!

The sparrow even here has found a shelter
the shallow by your altars builds a nest.
O happy those whose dwelling is your temple,
who day by day your praises sing, O Lord.

One day within your courts indeed is better,
than thousand days elsewhere afar from you,
To wait upon the threshold of your temple,
is better than to waste our life in vain.