363a. Great Shepherd of your people, hear!

1 Great Shepherd of your people, hear!
your presence now display;
as you have given a place for prayer,
so give us hearts to pray.

2 Within these walls let holy peace
and love and friendship dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease,
the wounded spirit heal.

3 May we in faith receive your word,
in faith present our prayers;
and in the presence of our Lord
unburden all our cares.

4 The hearing ear, the seeing eye,
the contrite heart bestow;
and shine upon us from on high,
that we in grace may grow.

Text Information
First Line: Great Shepherd of your people, hear!
Author: J. Newton (1725-1807)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: Christ the Friend of Sinners; Christ the Healer; Easter 1: The Upper Room (4 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: I. Smith (1734-1805)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (CM)
Key: D Major
Notes: An arrangement of this tune (with the melody in the tenor) may be found at 374a. Alternative tunes: OSWALD'S TREE (363b), IRISH (363c)

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