With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord

With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord

Author: Mary Bowley Peters
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord,
to sing thy praise, to hear thy word,
To seek thy face in earnest prayer,
To cast on thee each earthly care.

2 Dear Shepherd of thy chosen flock,
Thy people's shield, their shadowing rock,
Once more we meet to her thy voice,
Once more before thee to rejoice.

3 Thy presence, Savior, now we seek,
Confirm the strong, sustain the weak;
Way-worn and tired we hither come;
Give us a foretaste of our home.


Source: The Hymnal #37

Author: Mary Bowley Peters

See also Mary P. Bowly. Peters, Mary, née Bowly, daughter of Richard Bowly, of Cirencester, was born in 1813, and subsequently married to the Rev. John McWilliam Peters, sometime Rector of Quennington, Gloucestershire, and died at Clifton, July 29, 1856. Her prose work, The World’s History from the Creation to the Accession of Queen Victoria, was published in seven volumes. Several of her hymns were contributed to the Plymouth Brethren's Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, London, D. Walther, 1842. These with others, 58 in all, were published by Nisbet & Co., London, 1847, as Hymns intended to help the Communion of Saints. Dr. Walker introduced several from these collections into his Cheltenham Psalms & Hymns, 1855. Many of these hav… Go to person page >

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First Line: With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord
Author: Mary Bowley Peters
Copyright: Public Domain



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