With Thankful Hearts We Meet O Lord

With thankful hearts we meet, O Lord,
to sing thy praise, to hear thy word,
To seek thy face in earnest prayer,
To cast on thee each earthly care.

Dear Shepherd of thy chosen flock,
Thy people’s shield, their shadowing rock,
Once more we meet to her thy voice,
Once more before thee to rejoice.

Thy presence, Savior, now we seek,
Confirm the strong, sustain the weak;
Way-worn and tired we hither come;
Give us a foretaste of our home.