Dear Shepherd of the chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here to the waiting hearts proclaim
The sweetness of thy saving name.
Here may we prove the power of prayer
To strengthen faith and sweeten care,
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heaven before our eyes.
Lord, we are few, but thou art near;
Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear;
O rend the heavens, come quickly down,
And make a thousand hearts thine own.
- William Cowper