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116. Giver Of The Perfect Gift

1 Giver of the perfect gift,
only hope of human race,
hear the prayer our hearts uplift
trembling at thy throne of grace.

2 Though the accusing voice within
speaks of many a wrong to thee,
thou canst cleanse from every sin,
thou canst set the conscience free.

3 Who can save us, Lord, but thou?
Let thy mercy show thy power;
lo, we plead thy promise now,
now, in this accepted hour.

4 Oh! may these our Lenten days,
blest by thee, with thee be passed,
that with purer, nobler praise
we may keep thy feast at last.

5 God the holy trinity,
grant the mercy we implore;
God the One, all praise to thee
through the ages evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Giver of the perfect gift
Title: Giver Of The Perfect Gift
Translator: John Ellerton (1891)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Topic: The Christian Year: Lent; Choice, Decision; Christian Year: Lent (12 more...)
Source: Latin, ca. 11th century
Tune Information
Name: SONG 13
Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1623, adapt.)
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Key: D Major

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