1 Here, in this place of prayer,
Father! Thy face we seek:
Grant us that blessed peace to share,
Known to the pure and meek.
2 Come then to holy prayer,
Souls that seem lost in night;
Leave to the Lord your heavy care,
Who giveth life and light.
3 Come with a trusting prayer,
Though fears press down your souls;
The Saviour's promise, |I am there,|
Each saddening fear controls.
4 Here, in this place of prayer,
Let hearts in union meet:
Come, cast the load you cannot bear
Low at the Saviour's feet.
5 Then from this house of prayer
Shall mingling praise be given,
And angels, 'mid the holy air,
Shall bear the notes to heaven.