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1 By Thy favor, Lord, we gather
In our circle here tonight;
Guide our minds, O gracious Father,
Give them more than human sight;
Lead us ever,
In our studies, toward the light.
2 See we in the realm of story
Nations flourish and decline?
In their fall, as in their glory,
May we see the Hand divine;
Lamp of wisdom,
Shine on every page and line.
3 As we search the field of learning,
Let us sift as we pursue;
By the higher light discerning
What is false and what is true;
Older truth than errors new.Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10976