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47. By Thine own hand the gift was given

By Thine own hand the gift was given
Of wealth, and hope of highest heaven;
But, fool at heart, Thy grace was spurned,
And from my Father’s house I turned.

O, hear my plaint, I cry to Thee;
Be pitiful, and pardon me,
For I have sinned; O, give me grace
To seek in penitence Thy face.

Yea, I repent in anguish low;
Give me again Thy love to know;
And if a servant’s place remain,
Take me in mercy back again.

Text Information
First Line: By Thine own hand the gift was given
Title: By Thine own hand the gift was given
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Meter: 8,8,8,8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1907
Topic: Aspirations
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