Clare Chapel 7s
By William Cleary
- B♭ major
- Plain tune
- Time signature
I originally composed this for another text which is copyrighted and not as good as this one anyway. I found this poem in a copy I have of an 1878 Primitive Methodist Hymn Book, but hymnary.org suggests it first appeared in 1843.
The name is for the chapel of Clare College, which was our regular singing venue in Cambridge for a while.
Haste again, ye days of grace,
When assembled in one place,
Signs and wonders marked the hour,
All were fill'd, and spoke with pow'r.
O, that each may now prevail,
Pray in faith that cannot fail,
Rise and pull the blessing down,
Seize the kingdom for his own.
Join the simple lively throng,
Catch the fire, and swell the song,
Heart in heart, and hand in hand,
Spread the life throughout the land.