Scripture Verse

They shall hear of Thy great name…when he shall come and pray toward this house. 1 Kings 8:42


Ralph E. Hudson

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

Music: Mar­tyr­dom Hugh Wil­son, 1800. Ar­ranged by Ralph E. Hud­son, cir­ca 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Bach, in the Sab­bath School Me­lo­dist, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Byrnes (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mas­sa­chu­setts Sab­bath School So­ci­e­ty, 1850), num­ber 4 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hos­kins (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


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.