Jesus, where'er thy people meet (William Knapp)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and melody from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard. Verses not underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 31 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and 4-part harmony from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard. Verses underlaid.

General Information

Title: Jesus, where'er thy people meet
Composer: William Knapp
Tune: Wareham
Lyricist: William Cowper

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 162

Description: For a descant, see Wareham (Andrew Sims).

External websites: http://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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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 every 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.

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

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.

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