God of Love, That Hearest Prayer

Congregational singing
Metropolitan Tabernacle, London
God of love, that hearest prayer,
Kindly for Thy people care,
Who on Thee alone depend;
Love us, save us to the end.
Save us, in the prosperous hour,
From the flattering tempter’s power,
From his unsuspected wiles,
From the world’s pernicious smiles.
Cut off our dependence vain
On the help of feeble man,
Every arm of flesh remove;
Stay us only on Thy love.
Never let the world break in;
Fix a mighty gulf between;
To the admiring world unknown,
Prized and loved by God alone.
Let us still to Thee look up,
Thee, Thy Israel’s strength and hope;
Nothing know or seek beside
Jesus and Him crucified.