SATB choir with organ or piano
Written for the dedication of the Rose Canyon Herriman, Utah Stake Building, this piece is the perfect prayer of dedication of a new chapel, stake center, or temple. Suitable for a special musical number relating to the topics of temple service, rededicating ourselves to the Lord, or the start of a new year. Piece may be sung straight through in hymn style or embellished with the accompanying interludes.
TEXT (written by Henry W. Naisbitt, 1826-1908)
This house we dedicate to thee,
Our God, our fathers' God.
Wilt thou accept and deign to bless
This offering built in love?
Wilt thou thy servants here inspire
When in thy name they speak?
And wilt thou bless each contrite soul
Who here thy face doth seek?
Here may our sons and daughters come
And find that peace which swells
From grateful hearts, when touched by thee,
Wherein thy Spirit dwells!