1 Our souls, by love together knit,
Cemented, mixed in one,
One hope, one heart, one mind, one voice,
'Tis heaven one earth begun.
2 Our hearts have often burned within,
And glowed with sacred fire,
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and blessed,
And filled th' enlarged desire.
3 The little cloud increases still,
The heavens are big with rain;
We haste to catch the teeming shower,
And all its moisture drain.
4 A rill, a stream, a torrent flows!
But pour a mighty flood;
Oh, sweep the nations, shake the earth,
Till all proclaim thee God!
5 And when thou mak'st thy jewels up,
And sett'st thy starry crown;
When all thy sparkling gems shall shine,
Proclaimed by thee thine own:
6 May we, a little band of love,
We sinners, saved by grace,
From glory unto glory changed,
Behold thee face to face.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #516
Our souls by love together knit. From W. E. Miller's Original and Select Hymns, 1802.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)