6889. Thy Presence, Gracious God, Afford

1. Thy presence, gracious God, afford;
Prepare us to receive Thy Word:
Now let Thy voice engage our ear,
And faith be mixed with what we hear.

2. Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
And fix our hearts and hopes above:
With food divine may we be fed,
And satisfied with living bread.

3. To us the sacred Word apply
With sovereign power and energy;
And may we, in Thy faith and fear,
Reduce to practice what we hear.

4. Father, in us Thy Son reveal;
Teach us to know and do Thy will.
Thy saving power and love display,
And guide us to the realms of day.

Text Information
First Line: Thy presence, gracious God, afford
Title: Thy Presence, Gracious God, Afford
Author: John Fawcett (1782)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion (Leeds, England: G. Wright & Son, 1782), number 165
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
Arranger: Ed­ward Mill­er (1790)
Composer: Karl P. E. Bach
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13421 35655 17655
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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