10704. O Lord, By Thy Supporting Hand

1 O Lord, by Thy supporting hand,
We enter on another year;
And now we meet at Thy command,
To seek Thy gracious presence here.

2 Have mercy on our numerous youth,
Who, young in years, are old in sin;
And by Thy spirit and Thy truth,
Show them the state their souls are in.

3 Then, by a Savior’s dying love
To every wounded heart revealed,
Temptations, fears, and guilt remove,
And be their sun, and strength, and shield.

4 To mourners speak a cheering word,
On seeking souls vouchsafe to shine;
Let poor backsliders be restored,
And all Thy saints in praises join.

5 O hear our prayer and give us hope,
That when Thy voice shall call us home,
Thou still wilt raise a people up,
To love and praise, no more to roam.

Text Information
First Line: O Lord, by Thy supporting hand
Title: O Lord, By Thy Supporting Hand
Author: Anonymous
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, by Nathan Strong, Abel Flint and Joseph Steward (Hartford: John Babcock, 1799), alt
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Clement Martin, 1844-1916
Meter: LM
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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