Scripture Verse

If you will hear His voice, harden not your heart. Psalm 95:7–8


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ra­di­ant Songs, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891), num­ber 101.

Music: Aar­gau John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Israel (Ma­son) Lo­well Ma­son, The Mo­dern Psalm­ist (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: John H. Wil­kins & Ri­chard B. Car­ter, 1839), page 59 (🔊 pdf nwc)
John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


We come again, O gra­cious Lord,
Around Thy hal­lowed mer­cy seat,
To feast upon Thy liv­ing Word,
And lay our bur­dens at Thy feet.


Shut out the world, that we may see
Within our midst no one but Thee;
Our love in­spire through faith di­vine,
That we may hear no voice but Thine.

We come again, for still we need
Refreshing show­ers our hearts to cheer,
In Thy dear name the grace we plead,
That to Thy throne will bring us near.


Our strength re­new, our hope in­crease,
And may we now Thy bless­ings share;
Keep Thou Thine own in per­fect peace,
Control our thoughts, di­rect our pray­er.


And when this hour shall pass away,
Oh, may Thy pre­sence come so near
That from our hearts we all may say,
’Twas good for us to ga­ther here.