Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer
greg@gregscheer.com

House of Praise

words and music by Greg Scheer
copyright 1995
CCLI#1276179

We often forget that we worship a triune God. One of the things I occasionally do in my music is dedicate a verse to each person of the Trinity. In this song it takes the form of 1) Jesus Christ, the rock upon which the church is built 2) the Spirit who descends like a dove as we worship 3) the Lord God who has shown us mercy and deserves our offerings of praise. The song is also appropriate for prayer meetings; if you'd like to change the lyrics to "House of Prayer" for such occasions feel free to do so.

hear the music: MP3
print the leadsheet: PDF
print the piano accompaniment: PDF ($2 shareware fee, which is practically free)

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1. On the rock of our faith in Jesus Christ
we have gathered together.
What the builders rejected's become our life --
has become our foundation.

And on this rock we'll build a house where He can dwell,
and it will be a house of praise.

2. From the praise of his people He builds a wall
that protects us from evil.
The peace of the Spirit descends like a dove
and rests on each person.

And in his love we'll build a house where He can dwell,
and it will be a house of praise.

3. When we pray we will raise through the roof of this house
an offering like incense to God.
They will rise to the heavens and show him our love for
the mercy He's shown to us.

And for our Lord we'll build a house where He can dwell,
and it will be a house of praise.