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22. Lord, When We Bend Before Thy Throne

1 Lord, when we bend before Thy throne,
And our confessions pour,
Teach us to feel the sins we own,
And hate what we deplore.

2 Our broken spirits pitying see,
True penitence impart;
Then let a kindling glance from Thee
Beam hope upon the heart.

3 When our responsive tongues essay
Their grateful hymns to raise,
Grant that our souls may join the lay
And mount to Thee in praise.

4 When we disclose our wants in prayer,
May we our wills resign
And not a thought our bosom share
Which is not wholly Thine.

5 May faith each meek petition fill
And waft it to the skies;
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still
That grants it or denies.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Lord, when we bend before Thy throne
Title: Lord, When We Bend Before Thy Throne
Author: Joseph D. Carlyle (1802)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Adoration: Worship and Praise
Tune Information
Name: ST. FLAVIAN
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major
Source: "Psalter," John Day, 1562



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