Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
Words: William D. MacLagan, circa 1873, for St. Mary’s, Newington. Published in Godfrey Thring’s Collection, 1882.
Music: Montgomery (Stanley) in Call’s The Tunes & Hymns as They Are Used at the Magdalen Chapel, circa 1760. Attributed to John Stanley (🔊 pdf nwc).
Be still, my soul! for God is near!
The great High Priest is with thee now;
The Lord of life Himself is near,
Before whose face the angels bow.
To make thy heart His lowly throne
Thy Savior God in love draws nigh;
He gives Himself unto His own,
For whom He once came down to die.
He pleads before the mercy-seat;
He pleads with God, He pleads for thee;
He gives thee bread from Heav’n to eat,
His flesh and blood in mystery.
I come, O Lord! for Thou dost call—
To blend my pleading prayer with Thine;
To Thee I give myself—my all,
And feed on Thee and make Thee mine.