1 Gather we here to praise the Lord,
And tell of His love and pow’r;
With heart and with voice in sweet accord,
To wait in His courts this hour.
We sing of a love so wondrous true
It suffered past all compare;
A love beyond depths e’en angels knew,
Which heaven was glad to share.
Sing the beautiful song,
Tell of the Savior’s love;
Speed the message along,
Let it fill heaven’s high arch above;
Christ our Savior we praise,
Joyfully, cheerfully we
Sing the song we up-raise,
Christ our Redeemer to Thee!
2 Gather we here to learn His will,
To know what for each He’s planned;
To learn from His word His way until
We leave our days in His hand.
To make for our lives a trustful place
In calm or in storm to hide;
All safe until we behold His face,
When reached is the other side. [Refrain]
3 Gather we here to press His cause,
To hearts to His love unknown;
To bid many more obey His laws,
And Him as the Savior own.
To pave the way for His entrance soon,
To hearts that are now unblest;
To ask that some soul with Him commune,
Thus finding of joys the best. [Refrain]
John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >