Jesus, where'er thy people meet

Representative Text

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

2 For you, within no walls confined,
are dwelling in the humble mind;
such ever bring you where they come,
and going, take you 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 pow'r of pray'r
to strengthen faith and sweeten care,
to teach our faint desires to rise,
and bring all heav'n before our eyes.

5 Lord, we are few, but you are near;
nor short your arm, nor deaf your ear:
O rend the heav'ns, come quickly down,
and make a thousand hearts your own.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #167

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25, 1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hasti… Go to person page >

Tune

WARRINGTON

WARRINGTON was composed by Ralph Harrison (b. Chinley, Derbyshire, England, 1748; d. Manchester, Lancashire, England, 1810) and published in his collection of psalm tunes, Sacred Harmony (1784). The tune's rising inflections help to accent words such as erotic (probably the only time this word has b…

Go to tune page >


HEBRON (Mason)


WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3288
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #386

Instances

Instances (1 - 22 of 22)
Text

Ancient and Modern #696

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #407

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #336

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #169

TextPage Scan

Common Praise (1998) #474

Page Scan

Common Praise #492

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #367a

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #367b

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #162

Hymns and Psalms #549

Text

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #371

Hymns Old and New #282

Page Scan

Melodies of Salvation #54

Sing Glory #16

The Baptist Hymnal #26

The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns) #49

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3288

TextPage Scan

The New English Hymnal #390

Text

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #604

Text

Together in Song #445

TextPage Scan

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #377

TextPage Scan

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #167

Include 436 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements