1 Lord, bless thy saints assembled here,
In solemn cov'nant now to join;
Unite them in thy holy fear,
And in thy love their hearts combine.
2 O give this church a large increase
Of such as thou wilt own and bless;
Lord, fill their hearts with joy and peace,
And clothe them with thy righteousness.
3 Make her a garden walled with grace,
A temple built for God below,
Where thy blest saints may see thy face;
And fruits of thy blest Spirit grow.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #400