“He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know,…
that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone,
but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. “ 
– Deuteronomy 8:3

Brethren, We Have Met to Worship

Verse 1:
Brethren, we have met to worship
And adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power,
While we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit
Of the Holy One comes down;
Brethren, pray, and holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 2:
Brethren, see poor sinners round you
Slumb’ring on the brink of woe;
Death is coming, hell is moving,
Can you bear to let them go?
See our fathers and our mothers,
And our children sinking down;
Brethren, pray, and holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 3:
Sisters, will you join and help us?
Moses’ sister aided him;
Will you help the trembling mourners
Who are struggling hard with sin?
Tell them all about the Savior,
Tell them that He will be found;
Sisters, pray, and holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 4:
Let us love our God supremely,
Let us love each other, too;
Let us love and pray for sinners,
Till our God makes all things new.
Then He’ll call us home to heaven,
At His table we’ll sit down;
Christ will gird Himself, and serve us
With sweet manna all around.

 

Words:  George Atkins (1819)
Music: William Moore (1825)
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek