Lord, in Thy Presence

Lord, in thy presence here we meet

Author: J. L. Holman
Published in 36 hymnals

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1 Lord, in Thy presence here we meet,
May we in Thee be found;
O, make the place divinely sweet;
O, let Thy grace abound.

2 Today the order of Thy house
We would in peace maintain;
We would renew our solemn vows,
And heavenly strength regain.

3 Thy Spirit, gracious Lord, impart,
Our faith and hope increase;
Display Thy love in every heart,
And keep us all in peace.

4 Let no discordant passions rise,
To mar the work of love;
But hold us in those heavenly ties,
That bind the saints above.

5 With harmony and union bless,
That we may own to Thee
How good, how sweet, how pleasant ’tis
When brethren all agree.

6 May Zion’s good be kept in view,
And bless our feeble aim,
That all we undertake to do,
May glorify Thy name.

7 May every heart be now prepared
To do Thy high commands,
And may the pleasure of the Lord
Be prospered in our hands.

8 Of those who Thy salvation know
Add to our feeble few;
And may that holy number grow,
Like drops of morning dew.

9 Work in us by Thy gracious sway,
And make Thy work appear,
That all may feel, and all may say,
The Lord indeed is here.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11132

Author: J. L. Holman

Born: October 24, 1784, Danville, Kentucky. Died: March 28, 1842, Aurora, Indiana. Buried: Veraestau Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. When [Holman] was sixteen years of age he united with the Clear Creek Baptist church. For his life-work he directed his attention to the bar in Newcastle. For a while, he read law in the Lexington office of Henry Clay. On account of his opposition to slavery, he crossed the Ohio river in 1810, and made his home in Indiana, on a bluff to which he gave the name Veraestau, and where he continued to reside the remainder of his life. It appears he come into a considerable estate soon after he turned twenty-one. Five years later, he brought his slaves to Indiana for the sole purpose of freeing them. He was named… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, in thy presence here we meet
Title: Lord, in Thy Presence
Author: J. L. Holman


EVAN (Havergal)

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ASHVILLE (Everett)




The Cyber Hymnal #11132
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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #344


The Cyber Hymnal #11132

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