Scripture Verse

Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Introduction

Words: N. J. Squires, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­u­el W. Ad­ri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 143.

Music: Hurs­ley Ka­tho­lisch­es Ge­sang­buch (Vi­en­na: 1774). Adapt­ed from the Me­tri­cal Psal­ter, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Squires’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O bless the hour when evening comes
And calls us to our place of prayer;
With joyful heart our feet we turn
To meet our Lord’s disciples there.

With one accord we gather here,
Our wants make known, our sins confess;
Dear Savior, wilt Thou now appear
And bless, as only Thou canst bless.

Our faith increase, our fears remove,
Make strong the weak, the helpless raise,
May every heart here feel Thy love,
And every tongue speak forth Thy praise.

No want we have Thou canst not fill,
No need but Thou canst fully meet;
May we obey Thy gracious will
And find our lives in Thee complete.