1 Lord, look on all assembled here,
Who in thy presence stand
To offer up united prayer
For this our sinful land.
2 [Oft have we each in private prayed
Our country might find grace;
Now hear the same petitions made
In this appointed place.
3 Or, if among us some be met,
So careless of their sin,
They have not cried for mercy yet,
Lord, make them now begin.]
4 Thou, by whose death poor sinners live,
By whom their prayers succeed,
Thy Spirit of supplication give,
And we shall pray indeed.
5 We will not slack, nor give thee rest,
But importune thee so
That, till we shall by thee be blest,
We will not let thee go.
6 Great God of Hosts, deliverance bring;
Guide those that hold the helm;
Support the state, preserve the king,
And spare the guilty realm.
7 Or, should the dread decree be past,
And we must feel thy rod,
May faith and patience hold us fast
To our correcting God.
8 Whatever be our destined case,
Accept us in thy Son;
Give us his gospel and his grace,
And then, Thy will be done.
Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #808
Lord, look on all assembled here. J. Hart . [Public Fast.] Published in his Hymns Composed on Various Subjects, &c, 1759, No. 96, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "For a Public Fast." Two arrangements from the text are in the hymnbooks. The first appeared in the first edition of Cotterill's Selection, 1810, in 6 stanzas. This was reduced to 4 stanzas in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, and was repeated in this form in later collections of the Church of England. The second arrangement is in the Nonconformists' hymnals. It was given in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)