579. Almighty Lord, before Thy Throne

1 Almighty Lord, before Thy throne
Thy mourning people bend;
'Tis on Thy grace in Christ alone
Our failing hopes depend.

2 Dark judgments from Thy heavy hand
Thy dreadful pow'r display;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray.

3 How changed, alas, are truths divine
For error, guilt, and shame!
What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name!

4 Oh turn us, turn us, mighty Lord;
Convert us by Thy grace!
Then shall our hearts obey Thy word,
And see again Thy face.

5 Then, should insulting foes invade,
We shall not yield to fear,
Secure of all-sufficient aid
When God in Christ is near.


Text Information
First Line: Almighty Lord, before Thy throne
Title: Almighty Lord, before Thy Throne
Author: Anne Steele (1756, cento, alt.)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: Times and Seasons: The Nation
Tune Information
Meter: C.M.
Key: f minor
Source: "Psalmody," John Chetham, 1718

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