They shall hear of Thy great name…when he shall come and pray toward this house. 1 Kings 8:42
Words: Joseph Hoskins, in Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, England: Moody & Bottomley, 1789).
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.