494. 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 mixt 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 thy 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.

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First Line: Thy presence, gracious God, afford
Meter: L. M.
Publication Date: 1832
Topic: Before Sermon; The Means of Grace: Public Worship
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