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Garrison Doles: Song Lyrics

House of Prayer

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Words and Music by Garrison Doles

This is the house of God, let everyone enter
That we may not forget just why we are here
Take away this noise
Take away this chatter
Let the air be filled with prayer
And let this house be clean

refrain
House of prayer for all nations
Clear the courtyard that everyone may worship
Hear our prayer, bless this temple
With your presence
Let this house be clean

This is the house of God, awake and be present
Be not distracted by the roar of the world
Take away this pride
Take away this anger
Let the air be filled with prayer
And let this house be clean

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bridge
Have you become a common marketplace
Where everything is for sale
Have you been trading in the courtyard of the church
To never breathe your prayers upon the sanctuary candles
Tear down these walls, turn over the tables
Empty the temple of everything
Stand in the dust of this awful demolition
And I will raise the temple up in only three days
This is my Fathers house I’ll clear this den of robbers out
I’ll crack this whip and send these money lenders on their way

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