Jesus, Where’er Thy People Meet   2 comments

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Trion, Georgia, June 27, 2010

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnal (1935), of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ

Words by William Cowper (1731-1800), the great English poet, in 1769

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1.  Jesus, where’er thy people meet,

There they behold thy mercy seat;

Wher-e’er they seek thee, thou art found,

And ev’ry place is hallowed ground.

2.  Dear Shepherd of thy chosen few,

Thy former mercies here renew;

Here to our waiting hearts proclaim

The sweetness of thy saving name.

3.  Here may we prove the pow’r of prayer

To strengthen faith and sweeten care,

To teach our faint desires to rise,

And bring all heav’n before our eyes.

4.  Lord, we are few, but thou art near;

Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear:

Oh, rend the heav’ns, come quickly down,

And make a thousand hearts thine own.

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