Shepherd of Israel, Hear Our Cry
Words: Based on words by Charles Wesley,
1 Shepherd of Israel, hear Our supplicating cry; And gather in the saints sincere Who from their brethren fly. Scattered through devious ways, Collect thy feeble flock; And join by your atoning grace, And hide us in the rock.
2 We pray you end the storm, That keeps us still apart! The thing impossible perform, And make us of one heart, One spirit and one mind, The same that was in thee: O might we all again be joined In perfect harmony!
3 The soul-transforming word In us, even us, fulfil; Join to thyself, our common Lord, And all thy servants seal. Confer the grace unknown, The mystic charity; As thou art with the Father one, Unite us all in thee.
4 So shall the world believe Our record, Lord, and thine; And all with thankful hearts receive The messenger divine, Sent from His throne above, To all the saints was given, To join and perfect us in love, As we await thy kingdom.