Scripture Verse

Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. 1 Samuel 7:12


George C. Martin

Words: An­on­y­mous, in The Hart­ford Se­lect­ion of Hymns from the Most Ap­proved Au­thors, ed­it­ed by Na­than Strong, Abel Flint & Jo­seph Stew­ard (Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut: John Bab­cock, 1799), page 250, alt.

Music: King of Kings (Mar­tin) George C. Mar­tin (1844–1916) (🔊 pdf nwc).


O Lord, by Thy supporting hand,
We enter on another year;
And now we meet at Thy command,
To seek Thy gracious presence here.

Have mercy on our numerous youth,
Who, young in years, are old in sin;
And by Thy spirit and Thy truth,
Show them the state their souls are in.

Then, by a Savior’s dying love
To every wounded heart revealed,
Temptations, fears, and guilt remove,
And be their sun, and strength, and shield.

To mourners speak a cheering word,
On seeking souls vouchsafe to shine;
Let poor backsliders be restored,
And all Thy saints in praises join.

O hear our prayer and give us hope,
That when Thy voice shall call us home,
Thou still wilt raise a people up,
To love and praise, no more to roam.