O THOU, the hope of Israel’s host,
   Their strength, their helper, and their boast;
How oft their Saviour hast Thou been,
In times of trouble and of sin!
2  And have not we beheld Thy face?
Thy visits crowned the means of grace;
O come again in kindness, Lord,
With all the joy Thy smiles afford.
3  Enter our hearts, Redeemer blest,
Enter, Thou ever-honoured Guest;
Enter, and make our hearts Thine own,
Thy house, Thy temple and Thy throne.
4  O stay, not only for a night,
To bless us with a transient sight;
But with us dwell, through time—and then
In Heaven for evermore, Amen.
Philip Doddridge, 1702-51,
Thomas Gibbons, 1720-85