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269. Fountain of good, to own Thy love

1 Fountain of good, to own Thy love
Our thankful hearts incline;
What can we render, Lord, to Thee,
When all the worlds are Thine?

2 But Thou hast needy brethren here,
Partakers of Thy grace,
Whose names Thou wilt Thyself confess
Before the Father's face.

3 In each sad accent of distress
Thy pleading voice is heard;
In them Thou may'st be clothed and fed
And visited and cheered.

4 Help us then, Lord, Thy yoke to wear,
And joy to do Thy will;
Each other's burdens gladly bear,
And love's sweet law fulfill.

5 Thy face with reverence and with love
We in Thy poor would see;
And while we minister to them,
Would do it as to Thee.

6 Do Thou, O Lord, our alms accept,
And with Thy blessing speed;
Bless us in giving; greatly bless
Our gifts to them that need.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Fountain of good, to own Thy love
Author: P. Doddridge
Author: E. Osler
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Almsgiving; Almsgiving and Charities; Love to Man (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ST. STEPHEN
Composer: W. Jones
Meter: C. M.
Key: A♭ Major



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