Great Shepherd of thy people, hear

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1 Great Shepherd of your people, hear!
your presence now display;
as you have given a place for prayer,
so give us hearts to pray.

2 Within these walls let holy peace
and love and friendship dwell;
here give the troubled conscience ease,
the wounded spirit heal.

3 May we in faith receive your word,
in faith present our prayers;
and in the presence of our God
unburden all our cares.

4 The hearing ear, the seeing eye,
the contrite heart bestow;
and shine upon us from on high,
that we in grace may grow.

Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #398

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #614
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #255
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #164
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #363c
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #363b
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #363a
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #238
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #398Text