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Unless the Lord the House Shall Build

  1. Unless the Lord the house shall build,
    the weary builders toil in vain;
    unless the Lord the city shield,
    the guards a useless watch maintain.
  2. In vain you rise ere morning break,
    and late your nightly vigils keep,
    and of the bread of toil partake;
    God gives to his beloved sleep.
  3. Lo, children are a great reward,
    a gift from God in very truth;
    with arrows is his quiver stored
    who joys in children of his youth.
  4. And blest the man whose age is cheered
    by stalwart sons and daughters fair;
    no enemies by him are feared,
    no lack of love, no want of care.
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Psalm 127
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