Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns for Those That Seek and Those That Have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ 1747.
Music: Armenia Sylvanus B. Pond, in The Musical Miscellany, edited by Thomas Hastings & Ezra Collier (New York: 1836) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Pond (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
All praise to our redeeming Lord,
Who joins us by His grace;
And bids us, each to each restored,
Together seek His face.
He bids us build each other up;
And, gathered into one,
To our high calling’s glorious hope,
We hand in hand go on.
The gift which He on one bestows,
We all delight to prove;
The grace through every vessel flows,
In purest streams of love.
E’en now we think and speak the same,
And cordially agree;
Concentered all, through Jesus’ name,
In perfect harmony.
We all partake the joy of one;
The common peace we feel;
A peace to sensual minds unknown,
A joy unspeakable.
And if our fellowship below
In Jesus be so sweet,
What height of rapture shall we know
When round His throne we meet!