Author: W. Cowper (1731-1800) Hymnal: Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #371 (1987) Meter: 188.8.131.52 Topics: Christ the Healer; Christ the Friend of Sinners Lyrics: 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!
Tune Title: WAREHAM
Lord Jesus, when your people meet