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

Music: Belmont, Winchester Old, Oswald's Tree

Meter: CM

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.