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

William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"; b. Berkampstead, Hertfordshire, England, 1731; d. East Dereham, Norfolk, England, 1800) is regarded as one of the best early Romantic poets. To biographers he is also known as "mad Cowper." His literary talents produced some of the finest English hymn texts, but his chronic depression accounts for the somber tone of many of those texts. Educated to become an attorney, Cowper was called to the bar in 1754 but never practiced law. In 1763 he had the opportunity to become a clerk for the House of Lords, but the dread of the required public examination triggered his tendency to depression, and he attempted suicide. His subsequent hospitalization and friendship with Morley and Mary Unwin provided emotional st… 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…

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Ancient and Modern #696

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

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #336

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #169

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Common Praise (1998) #474

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Common Praise #492

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #367a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #367b

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #162

Hymns and Psalms #549

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

Hymns of the Church #15

Hymns Old and New #282

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Melodies of Salvation #54

Sing Glory #16

The Baptist Hymnal #26

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

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The Cyber Hymnal #3288

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The New English Hymnal #390

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #604

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Together in Song #445

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #377

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #167

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