398. Great Shepherd of Your People

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 God
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
Title: Great Shepherd of Your People
Author: John Newton (1769)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Church at Worship: Opening and Morning Hymns; liturgical: Opening Hymns; God: Shepherd (2 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Isaac Smith (ca. 1780)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: D Major

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