NOW may the Gospel’s conquering power
   Be felt by all assembled here;
So shall this prove a joyful hour,
    And God’s own arm of strength appear.
2  Lord! let Thy mighty voice be heard;
    Speak through the Word, and speak with power;
So shall Thy glorious name be feared
    By those who never feared before.
3  O pity those who sleep in sin,
    Preserve them from the sinner’s doom;
Show them the kingdom, draw them in,
    And save them from the wrath to come.
4  So shall Thy people joyful be,
    And angels shall more loudly sing,
And both ascribe the praise to Thee,
    To Thee, the everlasting King!
Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855