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

Robert Collyer, 1873. Collyer wrote this hymn for the dedication of Unity Church, Chicago, Illinois, whose first pastor he became in 1859.

Duke Street, attributed to John Hatton, 1793 (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Robert Collyer (1823-1912)

Unto Thy temple, Lord, we come
With thankful hearts to worship Thee;
And pray that this may be our home
Until we touch eternity.

The common home of rich and poor,
Of bond and free, and great and small;
Large as Thy love forevermore,
And warm and bright and good to all.

And dwell Thou with us in this place,
Thou and Thy Christ, to guide and bless!
Here make the wellspring of Thy grace
Like fountains in the wilderness.

May Thy whole truth be spoken here;
Thy Gospel light forever shine;
Thy perfect love cast out all fear,
And human life become divine.