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Jesus! where'er thy people meet - On opening a place for Social Prayer (William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

On opening a place for Social Prayer.

1. Jesus! where'er thy people meet,
  there they behold thy mercy seat;
where'er they seek thee, thou art found,
  and every place is hallowed ground.

2. For thou, within no walls confined,
  inhabitest the humble mind;
such ever bring thee where they come,
  and going, take thee to their home.

3. Dear Shepherd of thy chosen few!
  thy former mercies here renew;
here to our waiting hearts proclaim
  the sweetness of thy saving name.

4. Here may we prove the power of prayer,
  to strengthen faith and sweeten care;
to teach our faint desires to rise,
  and bring all heaven before our eyes.

5. Behold, at thy commanding word
  we stretch the curtain and the cord;
come thou and fill this wider space,
  and bless us with a large increase.

6. Lord, we are few, but thou art near;
  nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear;
oh rend the heavens, come quickly down,
  and make a thousand hearts thine own!

5,2: Isaiah 54,2.

William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 248-249.

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