Great Shepherd of thy people, hear
Great Shepherd of thy people, hear;
thy presence now display;
as thou hast given a place for prayer,
so give us hearts to pray.
Within these walls let holy peace
and love and concord dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease;
the wounded spirit heal.
May we in faith receive thy Word,
in faith address our prayers;
and in the presence of the Lord
unbosom all our cares.
The hearing ear, the seeing eye,
the contrite heart bestow;
and shine upon us from on high,
that we in grace may grow.
Words: John Newton, 1779
, Oswald's Tree
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