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With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord

With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord

Author: Mary Bowley Peters
Published in 10 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

Also known as Mary P. Bowly… Go to person page >

Text Information

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



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Hymns of the Saints #3

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