Brethren We Have Met To Worship (Hymn)

Brethren We Have Met To Worship
George Atkins (1819)

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.

Brethren, see poor sinners round you slumbering 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.

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.

Is there a trembling jailer, seeking grace, and filled with tears?
Is there here a weeping Mary, pouring forth a flood of tears?
Brethren, join your cries to help them; sisters, let your prayers abound;
Pray, Oh pray that holy manna may be scattered all around.

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.

“Brethren, we have met to worship and adore the Lord our God” is really the whole point of our going to the house of God.  This is such a great hymn with so much great truth in it.  Have you ever “struggled hard with sin?”  I have and I know how encouraging it was to me to hear someone tell me that the Savior would be found.  Are we loving our God supremely?  Do we love each other, too?  What a powerful hymn!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    This is entirely new to me. The Hymns are so beautiful and powerful…I love hearing the congregation sing as one voice – beautiful and mellow.

    Looking forward to hearing Heaven’s choir belt out a bunch of these! 🙂



    • I enjoy it when occasionally the piano will drop out on the last chorus and it will just be one unified voice singing praise to the Lamb! It will be a joy to hear Heaven’s choir!


  2. Well, tears here with this one. It just really touched me, as I read over at Theresa’s. Yes, let us pray . . .God bless you, Ben, and may each post and hymn reach someone at their point of need.


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