2008. Grace Before Meat

1. Fountain of being, source of good!
At whose almighty breath
The creature proves our bane or food
Dispensing life or death:

2. Thee we address with humble fear;
Vouchsafe Thy gifts to crown;
Father of all, Thy children hear,
And send a blessing down.

3. O, may our souls for ever pine
Thy grace to taste and see;
Athirst for righteousness divine,
And hungry after Thee!

4. For this we lift our longing eyes
We wait the gracious word:
Speak, and our hearts from earth shall rise,
And feed upon the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Fountain of being, source of good
Title: Grace Before Meat
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, by John & Charles Wesley (London: William Strahan, 1739), pages 31-2
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Karl Pomeroy Harrington (1905)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 32156 76712 12233
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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