445. Jesus, where’er your people meet

1 Jesus, where'er your people meet
there they behold your mercy seat,
where'er they seek you, you are found
and every place is hallowed ground.

2 For you, within no walls confined,
are present in the humble mind;
such ever bring you where they come,
and, going, take your to their home.

3 Dear Shepherd of your chosen few,
your former mercies here renew;
here to our waiting hearts proclaim
the sweetness 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;
O rend the heavens, come quickly down,
and make a thousand hearts your own.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, where’er your people meet
Author: Willam Cowper, 1731-1800
Meter: 88.88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Dedication of Church Buildgin; Fellowship in the Church; Invocation (7 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William Knapp, 1698-1768
Meter: 88.88
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Later form of melody by Knapp
Notes: A higher setting may be found at No. 124

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