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Grant thy blessing now, O Lord

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1 Grant thy blessing, now, O Lord,
While we look into thy word:
To our hearts thy truth reveal;
Fill us with a holy zeal;
As we learn thy righteous way,
Give us power to obey.

2 Sanctify us, Lord, we pray,
By the lessons of this day:
May our souls by thee be fed,
And to living fountains led;
In a world of care and sin,
Keep us ever pure within.


Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #376

Author: William F. Sherwin

Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Grant thy blessing now, O Lord
Author: William F. Sherwin

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The Portfolio of Sunday School Songs #22

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