How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
We long to be where You are;
to stand in Your very presence,
and to behold You, face to face!
And so we have come to this place today;
we have gathered together to worship You—
to offer the praise which belongs to You alone.
Bless us as we worship You together,
and as we open our hearts and minds
to Your presence among us.
For You alone are God,the One in whom we trust. Amen.