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Here at this temple’s holy shrine,
Let Israel join in sacred prayer;
And every thought to him resign,
Who sheds on us his tender care.
Then hearts sincere in grateful praise;
Shall sanctify the hymns we raise.
Oh! let not pride nor envy dwell,
Where righteousness alone should reign;
For sweet religion’s holy spell,
Shall lead us back to grace again.
And all be most supremely blest,
Who bow before his high behest.
Pure is the soul which God hath given;
Let sin’s deep stain defile it not!
That when life’s feeble chords are riven,
And earthly cares in death forgot,
To realms of endless bliss it flies,
Eternal rest beyond the skies.
“Here at this temple’s holy shrine,” by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (1809-1869), published in 1842, appears under the subject “Devotion” as Hymn 21 in Hymns Written for the Service of the Hebrew Congregation Beth Elohim, South Carolina (Penina Moïse et al., Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim, 1842), p. 25. –Aharon Varady
“Here At This Temple’s Holy Shrine, a hymn on Devotion by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)” is shared through the Open Siddur Project with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal license.
Works of related interest:
Lift, Lift the Voice of Praise on High – a hymn on “Devotion” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
Eternal, Almighty, Invisible God! – a hymn on “Praise and Thanksgiving” by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
When Morning Paints the Eastern Sky, a hymn on the Immortality of the Soul by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
I Lift Mine Eyes Unto the Hills (Psalms 121), a hymn to Hope in God by Cordelia Moïse Cohen (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)
Almighty God Whose Will Alone (Genesis 16:13), a hymn on Omniscience by Penina Moïse (Ḳ.Ḳ. Beth Elohim 1842)