371. Lord Jesus, when your people meet

1 Lord Jesus, when your people meet
they come before your mercy-seat;
where you are sought, you shall be found,
and every place is holy ground.

2 Your presence, by no walls confined,
is known within the humble mind;
the meek will bring you where they come,
and going take your to their home.

3 Great Shepherd of your chosen few,
your former mercies here renew;
here to our waiting hearts proclaim
the greatness of your saving name.

4 Here may we prove the power of prayer
to strengthen faith and sweeten care;
to teach our faint desires to rise,
and bring all heaven before our eyes.

5 Lord, we are few, but you are near;
your arm can save, your ear can hear;
break through the heavens, come quickly down,
and make a thousand hearts your own!

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesus, when your people meet
Author: W. Cowper (1731-1800)
Meter: LM
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's Church: Penitence and Prayer; The Remnant of Israel; Epiphany 4, Revelation: The New Temple (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: W. Knapp (1698-1768)
Composer (descant): S. H. Nicholson (1875-1947)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: desc. © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd

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