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Jesus, where’er Thy people meet,
there they behold Thy mercy seat;
Where’er they seek Thee, Thou art found,
and ev’ry place is hallowed ground.
For Thou, within no walls confined,
inhabitest the humble mind;
such ever bring Thee when they come,
and going, take Thee to their home.
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.
Lord, we are few, but Thou art near;
nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear:
O rend the heav’ns, come quickly down,
and make a thousand hearts Thine own.
W. Cowper (1769)
Added: 14 July 2021 for Penecost 9