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

Frances Freer, in the Catholic Apostolic Hymns for the Use of the Churches, 1871.

Lacrymæ Arthur S. Sullivan, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Arthur S. Sullivan (1842–1900)

Present with the two or three,
Deign, most gracious God, to be,
While we lift our souls to Thee.

Jesus, by Thy blood alone,
Who didst for our sins atone,
Dare we come before Thy throne.

Thou who knowest all our need,
Grant the prayer of faith to plead,
Teach us how to intercede.

Thou hast led us in the way,
And hast taught us how to say,
Abba, Father! when we pray.

Holy Spirit, from on high,
Helping our infirmity,
Aid us in our feeble cry.

Flesh and heart would faint and fail,
But there stands within the veil
One who ever doth prevail.

Glory to the Father, Son,
Holy Spirit, Three in One,
While the endless ages run.