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: Tho­mas Hast­ings, in Songs for the Sanc­tu­a­ry, ed­it­ed by Charles S. Ro­bin­son (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1865), num­ber 863, alt.

Music: South­port (Kings­ley) George Kings­ley, in Songs for the Sanc­tu­a­ry, by Charles S. Ro­bin­son (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1865), page 268 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kings­ley (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Thomas Hastings
(1784–1872)

Lyrics

Wherever two or three may meet,
To worship in Thy name,
Bending beneath Thy mercy-seat,
This promise they may claim:

Jesus in love will condescend
To bless the hallowed place;
The Savior will Himself attend,
And show His smiling face.

What bright assurance! Gracious Lord,
Fountain of peace and love,
Fulfill to us Thy precious word,
Thy loving-kindness prove.

Now to our God—the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, sing!
With praise to God, the Three in One,
Let all creation ring.