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Unless the LORD Builds Up the House

  1. Unless the LORD builds up the house,
    the weary builders toil in vain;
    unless he keeps the city safe,
    the guards a useless watch maintain.
  2. In vain you rise before the dawn,
    and late your nightly vigils keep;
    while you eat bread of anxious toil,
    God gives to his beloved sleep.
  3. Lo, children are a heritage,
    a gift from God in very truth.
    Like arrows in a warrior’s hand
    are all the children of one’s youth.
  4. The man whose quiver’s full of them
    is blessed by God; his name is great.
    He shall not fear his enemies
    when he speaks with them in the gate.
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Psalm 127
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