God's Presence in Sanctuary
Again our earthly cares we leave,
And in thy courts appear;
Again, with joyful feet, we come
To meet our Savior here.
2 Within those walls let holy peace.
And love, and concord dwell;
Here give the troubled conscience ease --
The wounded spirit heal.
3 The feeling heart, the melting eye.
The humble mind bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,
To make our graces grow.
4 May we in faith receive thy word,
In faith present our prayers;
And in the presence of our Lord,
Unbosom all our cares.
5 Shew us some token of thy love,
Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessing from above,
That we may render praise.
John Newton, 1779, a.