1 Thanks to thy name, O Lord that we
One glorious Sabbath more behold;
Dear Shepherd, let us meet with thee,
Among thy sheep, in this thy fold.
2 Now, Lord, among thy tribes appear,
And let thy presence fill the throng;
Thy awful voice let sinners hear,
And bid the feeble heart be strong.
3 Gather the lambs into thine arms,
And satisfy their every want,
And those with young defend from harms,
And gently lead them lest they faint.
4 Put forth thy shepherd's crook, and stay
Thy wandering sheep, and bring them back;
O bring the wandering home today,
And save them for thy mercy's sake.
5 Dear tender-hearted Shepherd look,
And let our wants thy bowels move;
And kindly lead thy little flock
To the sweet pastures of thy love.
A New Selection of Hymns, 1812