They shall hear of Thy great name…when he shall come and pray toward this house.@1 Kings 8:42
portrait
Ralph E. Hudson (1843-1901)

Joseph Hoskins, in Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, England: Moody & Bottomley, 1789).

Martyrdom Hugh Wilson, 1800; arranged by Ralph E. Hudson, circa 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

In Thy great name, O Lord, we come,
To worship at Thy feet;
Oh, pour Thy holy Spirit down
On all that now shall meet.

We come to hear Jehovah speak,
To hear the Savior’s voice;
Thy face and favor, Lord, we seek,
Now make our hearts rejoice.

Teach us to pray, and praise, and hear,
And understand Thy Word;
To feel Thy blissful presence near,
And trust our living Lord.

Here let Thy power and grace be felt,
Thy love and mercy known;
Our icy hearts, dear Jesus, melt,
And break this flinty stone.