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Solomon would build the temple, but David joyfully gathered the materials and urged all to seek the Lord and His work.

BibleGateway: 1 Chronicles 22:14-23:5

ESV Text: 1 Chronicles 22:14-23:5

KJV Text:

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14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto. 15 Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work. 16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.

     17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying, 18 Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people. 19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.(KJV)

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     1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel. 2 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites. 3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand. 4 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges: 5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 633:
O Lord of Hosts, Whose Glory Fills

— Organ Audio

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1. O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills 
The bounds of the eternal hills 
And yet vouchsaf’st, in Christian lands, 
To dwell in temples made with hands, 

2. Grant that all we who here today 
Rejoicing this foundation lay 
May be in very deed Thine own, 
Built on the precious Cornerstone. 

3. Endue the creatures with Thy grace 
That shall adorn Thy dwelling place. 
The beauty of the oak and pine, 
The gold and silver, make them Thine. 

4. To Thee they all belong, to Thee, 
The treasures of the earth and sea; 
And when we bring them to Thy throne, 
We but present Thee with Thine own. 

5. The heads that guide endue with skill, 
The hands that work preserve from ill, 
That we who these foundations lay 
May raise the top-stone in its day. 

6. Both now and ever, Lord, protect 
The temple of Thine own elect; 
Be Thou in them and they in Thee, 
O ever-blessed Trinity!